Conversational Style: Analyzing Talk among Friends by Deborah Tannen

By Deborah Tannen

This revised version of Deborah Tannen's first discourse research publication, Conversational Style--first released in 1984--presents an method of examining dialog that later grew to become the hallmark and starting place of her broad physique of labor in discourse research, together with the monograph speaking Voices, in addition to her famous well known books You simply do not comprehend, that is not What I Meant!, and Talking from nine to 5, between others.

Carefully studying the discourse of six audio system over the process a two-and-a-half hour Thanksgiving dinner dialog, Tannen analyzes the good points that make up the audio system' conversational types, and specifically how features of what she calls a 'high-involvement variety' have a good impression whilst used with others who proportion the fashion, yet a detrimental impression with these whose types vary. This revised version contains a new preface and an afterword during which Tannen discusses the book's position within the evolution of her work.

Conversational Style is written in an available and non-technical sort that are supposed to entice students and scholars of discourse research (in fields like linguistics, anthropology, conversation, sociology, and psychology) in addition to common readers interested by Tannen's well known paintings. This booklet is a perfect textual content to be used in introductory sessions in linguistics and discourse research.

Show description

Read or Download Conversational Style: Analyzing Talk among Friends PDF

Best relationships books

Love for Grown-ups: The Garter Brides' Guide to Marrying for Life When You've Already Got a Life

Over thirty-five and nonetheless looking that particular anyone? approximately to take a significant courting to the subsequent point and need to ensure it works—for retains? The Garter Brides can help!

These 3 friends—whose identify derived from the fortunate garter handed from one girl to another—met and married amazing males later in lifestyles. you can now faucet into the knowledge of this designated sisterhood in the course of the actual tales and real-life ideas those women—plus the handfuls of others they interviewed—used to fulfill the perfect man, fall in love and create interesting, chuffed and satisfying lives.

YOU’ LL locate nice suggestion ON:

• remodeling courting from a drag to a delight
• Revealing your background and hopes for the future
• mixing pals, relatives and kids
• making a domestic together
• funds and customary experience for grown-ups
• Your marriage ceremony, your way
. .. and lots more and plenty extra!

Collisions of Electrons with Atomic Ions (Landolt-Börnstein: Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science and Technology - New Series Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms)

Interactions of photons and electrons with atoms, molecules, and ions are primary effortless methods in a large choice of impartial or ionized gases in nature or laboratory. the knowledge at the go sections or comparable amounts for these tactics are eagerly wanted in lots of fields of software similar to astrophysics, atmospheric technological know-how, plasma technology, radiation physics and chemistry, and so forth.

Understanding children’s personal lives and relationships

Educated via ethnographic examine with young ones, Davies deals new sociological insights into kid's own relationships, in addition to heavily reading methodological methods to gaining knowledge of with childrens and discovering relationships.

Extra info for Conversational Style: Analyzing Talk among Friends

Example text

From the work of Tannen, speakers from New York as opposed to Boston) or men as compared to women may differ about when and how to apply similar devices, such as irony or indirectness. Conversational Style: Theoretical Background | 15 Of course the issue is not so simply settled. Each person’s individual style is a combination of features learned in interaction with others (hence, social) plus features developed idiosyncratically. Perhaps the impression of individual style results from the unique combination and deployment of socially learned features.

Gumperz shows that the speaker was using rhetorical devices of Black preaching style as well as a Black colloquialism— dynamic and ever changing, not static. Tannen (1979) discusses the term as related to other concepts in a variety of fields, and Tannen (1985b) and Tannen and Wallat (1983) demonstrate how the notion of frames sheds light on communication in a pediatric setting. Conversational Style: Theoretical Background | 33 “kill”—to convey the meaning of destroying Nixon’s influence, not his life.

This interpretation is based on the assumption that, in an ingroup setting, people will say just what they mean. In stark contrast, Greeks who mentioned the brevity of the husband’s “OK” did so in support of the interpretation that he did not really want to go to the party. Their interpretation was based on the assumption that, in an ingroup setting, resistance to another’s will should not be expressed directly, so it will be expressed by saying little. ” Thus, for the in-group setting posed, the Greek speakers in my study used a communicative strategy by which enthusiasm was expected in a sincere expression of one’s preferences, and brevity was expected in an expression of unwillingness to comply with the perceived wish of a close partner.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.92 of 5 – based on 4 votes