Communication matters "that's not what I meant!" : the sociolinguistics of everyday conversation

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Communication matters "that's not what I meant!" : the sociolinguistics of everyday conversation
2004
Corporate Authors: 
Recorded Books, Inc
Place Published: 
Prince Frederick, MD
Publisher: 
Recorded Books
ISBN: 
1402547730
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Description: 
7 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guide (64 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.)
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"14 lectures ; 7 compact discs"--Container.
At head of container title: Recorded Books presents.
Course guide includes bibliographical references.
Lecture 1. Conversational style: the power of language in your life -- Lecture 2. Linguistic signals, devices, and rituals -- Lecture 3. Framing and reframing: how metamessages frame meaning -- Lecture 4. Power and solidarity: the interplay of hierarchy and connection -- Lecture 5. Indirectness: the ways and whys we communicate meaning not in so many ways -- Lecture 6. The rhythms of talk: pacing, pausing, silence, and interruption -- Lecture 7. Listenership: conversation as a joint production -- Lecture 8. Agonism: programmed contentiousness, ritualized opposition -- Lecture 9. Gender: women and men talking -- Lecture 10. Apologies in private and public contexts -- Lecture 11. Talking at work : institutional and interactional power -- Lecture 12. The classroom: talking in school -- Lecture 13. Politics: talk in the public arena -- Lecture 14. What to do with what you've learned.
"These lectures address the various aspects and implications of "conversational style." They look at the dynamics of specific situations, such as the workplace and classroom, where the role of conversational style is of particular importance"--Container.
Author: 
Deborah Tannen
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