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Title: Spoken Language Pragmatics
Subtitle: Analysis of Form-Function Relations
Edited By: Regina Weinert

This volume provides a detailed analysis of the relationships between form
and function in spontaneous spoken language. The contributors analyse
English, German and Spanish data to present a multilingual perspective on
the complexities facing speakers in a variety of contexts. Through an
examination of the language of everyday conversation, interviews,
consultations, task-based dialogues, football commentaries, radio-play
productions and intercultural conversations, the book demonstrates the
effect of informational, discourse-external and personal factors on form
and shows how speakers position themselves in relation to their discourse,
orchestrate different tasks, move between different 'voices', and negotiate
meaning. The result is a comprehensive analysis of the multiple layers of
spontaneous spoken language. 'Spoken Language Pragmatics' presents
research that will be of interest to academics working in linguistics,
applied linguistics, discourse analysis and pragmatics.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826493319
ISBN-13: 9780826493316
Pages: 264
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00