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Grammar in everyday talk : building responsive actions

Author: Sandra A Thompson; Barbara A Fox; Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Studies in interactional sociolinguistics, 31.
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"Drawing on everyday telephone and video interactions, this book surveys how English speakers use grammar to formulate responses in ordinary conversation. The authors show that speakers build their responses in a variety of ways: the responses can be longer or shorter, repetitive or not, and can be uttered with different intonational 'melodies'. Focusing on four sequence types: responses to questions ('What time are  Read more...
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Thompson, Sandra A.
Grammar in everyday talk
(DLC) 2014042932
(OCoLC)896791509
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra A Thompson; Barbara A Fox; Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen
ISBN: 9781139381154 1139381156 9781316318676 1316318672 9781316328712 1316328716
OCLC Number: 911044012
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 341 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Responses in information-seeking sequences with 'question-word interrogatives' --
3. Responses in informing sequences --
4. Sequences with assessment responses --
5. Responses in request-for-action sequences --
6. Conclusions.
Series Title: Studies in interactional sociolinguistics, 31.
Responsibility: Sandra A. Thompson, Barbara A. Fox, and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen.
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