Features of Naturalness in Conversation

| The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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The study describes a detailed and original piece of research work, investigating a very important genre of human communication, and that is conversation. It provides a definition of the genre of conversation by describing nine features of conversation, namely multiple sources, discourse coherence, language as doing, co-operation, unfolding, open-endedness, artifacts, inexplicitness and shared responsibility. These nine features of naturalness in conversation serve to distinguish conversation from specialized discourse types. The study illustrates the nine defining features of conversation with authentic conversational data collected surreptitiously in England. While this study is of native speakers of English, the nine defining features of naturalness of English conversation are applicable to conversations conducted in other languages.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 152]  2006.  x, 272 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ix
Introduction
1–14
Data
15–27
Multiple sources
29–53
Determination of discourse coherence
55–84
Language as doing
85–106
Co-operation
107–137
Unfolding
139–158
Open-endedness
159–178
Artefacts
179–197
Inexplicitness
199–221
Shared responsibility
223–239
Conclusions
241–245
References
247–261
Transcription notation
263
Name index
265–267
Subject index
269–271
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2006047808 | Marc record