Prosodic Orientation In English Conversation by Beatrice Szczepek ReedProsodic Orientation In English Conversation by Beatrice Szczepek Reed

Prosodic Orientation In English Conversation

byBeatrice Szczepek Reed

Hardcover | October 31, 2006

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This study is the first to describe and analyze prosodic orientation, a conversational strategy by which speakers design their speaking voice according to the vocal patterns used by their conversational partners. The analyses are based on instances of natural everyday talk. The book explores forms and functions of prosodic orientation, and offers a new perspective on prosody in conversation.
BEATRICE SZCZEPEK REED is a Research Fellow at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham, UK. Her research and publications focus on prosody in natural conversation, turn-taking and the interface between singing and speech. Her current research explores teaching turn-taking to learners of English, and intercu...
Title:Prosodic Orientation In English ConversationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 7.99 × 5 × 0.03 inPublished:October 31, 2006Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230008720

ISBN - 13:9780230008724


Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures * Acknowledgments * Preface * Transcription Conventions * Prosody in Conversation * Prosodic Orientation * Stylized Prosodic Orientation * Collaborative Productions: Orientation in Prosody and Syntax * Conclusion * Bibliography * Index