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How we talk : the inner workings of conversation

Author: N J Enfield
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"We all had teachers who scolded us over the use of um, uh-huh, oh, like, and mm-hmm. But as linguist N.J. Enfield reveals in How We Talk, these "bad words" are fundamental to language. Whether we are speaking with the clerk at the store, our boss, or our spouse, language is dependent on things as commonplace as a rising tone of voice, an apparently meaningless word, or a glance-signals so small that we hardly pay  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Enfield, N.J., 1966-
How we talk.
New York : Basic Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017022136
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: N J Enfield
ISBN: 9780465093762 0465093760 9781541615953 1541615956
OCLC Number: 1001968832
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 257 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: What is language like? --
Conversation has rules --
Split-second thinking --
The one-second window --
Traffic signals --
The glue of relevance --
Repair --
The universal word: "Huh?" --
Conclusion: The capacity for language.
Responsibility: N.J. Enfield.

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An expert guide to how conversation works, from how we know when to speak to why huh is a universal word.  Read more...

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"N.J. Enfield's How We Talk is a delight. The book is not about the grammar, vocabulary, or usage of language, but rather about how we collaborate with each other in everyday conversation. Enfield's Read more...

 
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