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  1. Dinner Talk

    Cultural Patterns of Sociability and Socialization in Family Discourse

    By Shoshana Blum-Kulka

    Dinner Talk draws upon the recorded dinner conversations of, and extensive interviews with, native Israeli, American Israeli, and Jewish American middle-class families to explore the cultural styles of sociability and socialization in family discourse. The thesis developed is that family dinners in...

    Published May 1st 1997 by Routledge

  2. Alzheimer Discourse

    Some Sociolinguistic Dimensions

    By Vai Ramanathan

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    This book deals with the narrative discourse--specifically lifestories--of 16 patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD). It attempts to understand the discourse of these patients in contextual terms. Thus far, the dominant explanation for "incoherence" in AD speech has been largely provided...

    Published May 1st 1997 by Routledge

  3. Text Analysis for the Social Sciences

    Methods for Drawing Statistical Inferences From Texts and Transcripts

    Edited by Carl W. Roberts

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    This book provides descriptions and illustrations of cutting-edge text analysis methods for communication and marketing research; cultural, historical-comparative, and event analysis; curriculum evaluation; psychological diagnosis; language development research; and for any research in which...

    Published April 1st 1997 by Routledge

  4. Input, Interaction, and the Second Language Learner

    By Susan M. Gass

    This volume provides a definitive view of the relationship between input, interaction, and second language acquisition. In so doing, it should prove useful to those whose major concern is with the acquisition of a second or foreign language as well as for those who are primarily interested in these...

    Published April 1st 1997 by Routledge

  5. Developmental Spans in Event Comprehension and Representation

    Bridging Fictional and Actual Events

    Edited by Paul van den Broek, Patricia J. Bauer, Tammy Bourg

    This book is about building metaphorical bridges--all sorts of bridges. At the most basic level, it concerns the bridges that individuals build to understand the events that they experience--the bridges that connect the events in the mind's eye. At another level, it is about bridges that...

    Published February 1st 1997 by Routledge

  6. Puerto Rican Discourse

    A Sociolinguistic Study of A New York Suburb

    By Lourdes M. Torres

    Series: Everyday Communication Series

    Before conclusions about Spanish in the United States can be drawn, individual communities must be studied in their own contexts. That is the goal of Puerto Rican Discourse. One tendency of previous work on Spanish in the United States has been an eagerness to generalize the findings of isolated...

    Published February 1st 1997 by Routledge

  7. Pretend Play As Improvisation

    Conversation in the Preschool Classroom

    By R. Keith Sawyer

    Everyday conversations including gossip, boasting, flirting, teasing, and informative discussions are highly creative, improvised interactions. Children's play is also an important, often improvisational activity. One of the most improvisational games among 3- to 5-year-old children is social...

    Published January 1st 1997 by Psychology Press

  8. Pragmatics and Natural Language Understanding

    2nd Edition

    By Georgia M. Green

    Series: Tutorial Essays in Cognitive Science Series

    This book differs from other introductions to pragmatics in approaching the problems of interpreting language use in terms of interpersonal modelling of beliefs and intentions. It is intended to make issues involved in language understanding, such as speech, text, and discourse, accessible to the...

    Published August 1st 1996 by Routledge

  9. Constituting Gender Through Talk in Childhood

    Conversations in Parent-child, Peer, and Sibling Relationships:a Special Issue of research on Language and Social interaction

    Edited by Amy Sheldon

    This issue explores some of the ways in which gender, as a social construction, might be rooted in and contingent on conversational processes in childhood. The interconnections between language and gender in three key developmental sociolinguistic contexts are examined: talk between parent and...

    Published February 1st 1996 by Psychology Press

  10. Texts and Practices

    Readings in Critical Discourse Analysis

    By Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard, Malcolm Coulthard

    Text and Practices provides an essential introduction to the theory and practice of Critical Discourse Analysis. Using insights from this challenging new method of linguiistic analysis, the contributors to this text reveal the ways in whcih language can be used as a means of social control.The...

    Published December 7th 1995 by Routledge