Prosodic Orientation In English Conversation

Hardcover | January 9, 2007

byBeatrice Szczepek Reed

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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.

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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,...

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...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 8.74 × 5.61 × 0.72 inPublished:January 9, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230008720

ISBN - 13:9780230008724

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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