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Author Gumperz, John J. (John Joseph), 1922-2013.

Title Discourse strategies / John J. Gumperz
Published Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982


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Description xii, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Series Studies in interactional sociolinguistics ; 1
Studies in interactional sociolinguistics ; 1
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
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
Analysis 21030 oral communication 20020
Intercultural communication
Nonverbal communication
Oral communication Sociolinguistic aspects
Notes Companion volume to Language and social identity /edited by John J. Gumperz
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject 880-01 Conversation.
880-01 コミュニケーション.
Discourse analysis.
Intercultural communication.
Nonverbal communication.
Oral communication.
LC no. 81020627
ISBN 0521246911
OTHER TI Language and social identity