The Music of Everyday Speech

The Music of Everyday Speech : Prosody and Discourse Analysis

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Recently there has been a growing interest among discourse analysts in incorporating prosody into the analysis of spoken language. Wennerstrom considers the role of prosody in a variety of discourse genres and offers an over-all framework within which future analysis might continue.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 163.6 x 230.6 x 22.9mm | 489.89g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous line illustrations
  • 0195143221
  • 9780195143225
  • 1,445,449

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In summary, this book provides a wealth of fascinating data illustrating a wide range of intonational phenomena in the analysis of conversations. The text is always exceptionally clear and it makes a highly convincing argument that the analysis of prosody should be central to work on discourse analysis. This book has made an important contribution to the field, especially as it is written in language designed to make it accessible to as many people as possible. It is certain to become widely used and highly valued. * Linguist List *show more

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