Talking Voices Repetition, Dialogue, and Imagery in Conversational Discourse

ISBN-10: 0521868904
ISBN-13: 9780521868907
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: A radical contribution to both linguistic and literary analysis, this study shows how conversation provides the source for linguistic strategies shaped and elaborated in literary discourse and other genres.

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Book details

List price: $35.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

A radical contribution to both linguistic and literary analysis, this study shows how conversation provides the source for linguistic strategies shaped and elaborated in literary discourse and other genres.

Deborah Tannen is the bestselling author of "The Argument Culture", "Talking from 9 to 5", "That's Not What I Meant", & "You Just Don't Understand", which was on "The New York Times" bestseller list for nearly four years, including eight months as number one. She is a professor at Georgetown University, in Washington D.C. "I Only Say This Because I Love You" is her seventeenth book. Her latest book is entitled, "You Were Always Mom's Favorite: Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives."

Acknowledgments
Introduction to first edition
Overview of chapters
Discourse analysis
Introduction to second edition
Intertextuality
Intertextuality and repetition
Intertextuality in interaction: creating identity
Intertextuality and power
Repetition as intertextuality in discourse
Constructed dialogue
Repetition and dialogue in interactional discourse
Ventriloquizing
Involvement in discourse
Involvement
Sound and sense in discourse
Involvement strategies
Scenes and music in creating involvement
Repetition in conversation: toward a poetics of talk
Theoretical implications of repetition
Repetition in discourse
Functions of repetition in conversation
Repetition and variation in conversation
Examples of functions of repetition
The range of repetition in a segment of conversation
Individual and cultural differences
Other genres
The automaticity of repetition
The drive to imitate
Conclusion
"Oh talking voice that is so sweet": constructing dialogue in conversation
Reported speech and dialogue
Dialogue in storytelling
Reported criticism in conversation
Reported speech is constructed dialogue
Constructed dialogue in a conversational narrative
Modern Greek stories
Brazilian narrative
Dialogue in writers' conversation
Conclusion
Imagining worlds: imagery and detail in conversation and other genres
The role of details and images in creating involvement
Details in conversation
Images and details in narrative
Nonnarrative or quasinarrative conversational discourse
Rapport through telling details
The intimacy of details
Spoken literary discourse
Written discourse
High-involvement writing
When details don't work or work for ill
Conclusion
Involvement strategies in consort: literary nonfiction and political oratory
Thinking with feeling
Literary nonfiction
Speaking and writing with involvement
Involvement in political oratory
Conclusion
Afterword: toward a humanistic linguistics
Sources of examples
Transcription conventions
Notes
List of references
Author index
Subject index

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