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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Analysing Talk

Investigating Verbal Interaction in English

ISBN 9780333428597
Publication Date August 1994
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Studies in English Language

The book offers a step-by-step approach to the task of describing what is systematic in conversational behaviour. The book is organised as a series of practical exercises, teaching skills such as transcribing verbal interaction and identifying and describing 'special events'. An investigation is made into how participants show awareness of patterns of speech structure (eg taking turns and interrupting).


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