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Discourse strategies / John J. Gumperz.

Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982.
ISBN 0521288967, 0521246911

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Subjects Análise do discurso.
Communication interculturelle.
Communication interpersonnelle.
Communication non-verbale.
Conversation -- Sociologie.
Etnische betrekkingen.
Intercultural communication.
Nonverbal communication.
Series Studies in interactional sociolinguistics ; 1.
Description xii, 225 pages ; 22 cm.
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary To understand the role of language in public life and the social process in general, we need first a closer understanding of how linguistic knowledge and social factors interact in discourse interpretation. This volume is a major advance towards that understanding. Professor Gumperz here synthesizes fundamental research on communication from a wide variety of disciplines - linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropology and non-verbal communication - and develops an original and broadly based theory of conversational inference which shows how verbal communication can serve either between individuals of different social and ethnic backgrounds. The urgent need to overcome such barriers to effective communication is also a central concern of the book. Examples of conversational exchanges as well as of longer encounters, recorded in the urban United States, village Austria, South Asia and Britain, and analyzed to illustrate all aspects of the analytical approach, and to show how subconscious cultural presuppositions can damagingly affect interpretation of intent and judgement of interspeaker attitude. -- Publisher description.
Contents Introduction -- Sociolinguistics of interpersonal communication -- Social network and language shift -- Conversational code switching -- Prosody in conversation -- Contextualization conventions -- Socio-cultural knowledge in conversational inference -- Interethnic communication -- Ethnic style in political rhetoric -- Postscript.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8034257
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WorldCat Identities Gumperz, John J. 1922-2013.
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