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Good to Talk? Living and Working in a Communication Culture

ISBN-10: 0761957715

ISBN-13: 9780761957713

Edition: 2000

Authors: Deborah Cameron

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In this thought-provoking study, Deborah Cameron deconstructs the 'good to talk' myth, and looks at what lies behind the current upsurge of concern about talk in our workplaces, classrooms and private lives.
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 5/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Deborah Cameron teaches at Oxford University, where she is Professor of Language and Communication in the English Faculty. Her main research interests are in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and the study of gender and sexuality; her previous publications include Working with Spoken Discourse (2001), On Language and Sexual Politics (2006) and Verbal Hygiene (1995/2012).

Introduction
Good to Talk?
Codifying 'Communication'
Knowledge, Authority and Standards
Talk as Enterprise
Communication and Culture Change at Work
Communication Factories
Inside the Call Centre
Schooling Spoken Discourse
Communication and the Pursuit of Happiness