This second edition of the Handbook of Communication and Aging Research captures the ever-changing and expanding domain of aging research. Since it was first recognized that there is more to social aging than demography, gerontology has needed a communication perspective. Like the first edition,...
Published January 21st 2004 by Routledge
Social Functions:a Special Issues of research on Language and Social Interaction
This collection of papers explores the wide range of social settings, genres, and topics in which talk might, in various senses, be regarded as "small." It further explains the implied contract between "small" and (supposedly) "full" forms of talk, along with the sociopolitics such assumptions...
Published February 28th 2003 by Routledge
Series: Language In Social Life
This study presents a new perspective on small talk and its crucial role in everyday communication. The new approach presented here is supported by analyses of interactional data in specific settings - private and public, face-to-face and telephone talk. They vary from gossip at the family dinner...
Published June 19th 2000 by Routledge