The Language of Conversation
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The Language of Conversation

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 5.59mm | 204g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415229642
  • 9780415229647
  • 446,294

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This accessible satellite textbook in the Routledge INTERTEXT series is unique in offering students hands-on practical experience of textual analysis focused on conversation. Written in a clear, user-friendly style by an experienced teacher, it combines practical activities with texts, followed by commentaries and suggestions for further study. It can be used individually or in conjunction with the series core textbook Working With Texts: A core book for language analysis.

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, including television chat shows, door-to-door sales pitch, classroom interaction, teenagers' chat, mother and child communication
-- explains the theory in a simple, practical way -- without jargon
-- provides a clear introduction to technical terms.
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"'Long awaited by both students and teachers, this book deals with the 'nuts and bolts' of discourse in a way that is instantly accessible and yet has the academic basis required for examination courses.' - Linda Varley, AQA Principal Moderator for coursework, A-Level English Language"
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About Francesca Pridham

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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