The Language of Conversation by Francesca PridhamThe Language of Conversation by Francesca Pridham

The Language of Conversation

byFrancesca PridhamEditorFrancesca Pridham

Paperback | March 29, 2001

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This accessible satellite textbook in the Routledge Intertext series offers students hands-on practical experience of textual analysis of conversation. Written in a clear, user-friendly style by an experienced teacher, it combines practical activities with texts, accompanied by commentaries and suggestions for further study. It can be used individually or in conjunction with the series core textbook Working With Texts Aimed at A-Level and beginning undergraduate students, The Language of Conversation:
* Analyses exactly what happens during conversation and why
* Discusses the structure, purpose, and features of conversation
* Explores the relationship between speaker and listener
* Examines different kinds of conversation, such as chatroom conversations, extracts from chatshows and everyday conversation
* Provides a clear introduction to technical terms.
Francesca Pridham is Head of English at Winstanley Sixth Form College, Wigan, and Assistant Examiner in A-Level English Language for AQA.
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Title:The Language of ConversationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.3 inPublished:March 29, 2001Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415229642

ISBN - 13:9780415229647

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"This is a wonderful starting point for anyone interested in finding out how the language of conversation works. The issues are clearly related to the reader's own experiences, which makes the subject truly come alive."
-Ishtla Singh, Roehampton Institute London