Publication details [#18044]
Kuiper, Koenraad. 1996. Smooth talkers: The linguistic performance of auctioneers and sportscasters. (Everyday communication: Case studies of behavior in context). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. xiv + 110 pp.
Book – monograph
This book, picking up themes as the analysis of formulaic language and speech performance, examines a wide range of speech genres that are constructed, to varying extents, as linguistic routines. Focusing on the speech of sports commentators and auctioneers, reference is also made to the discourse of weather forecasting, complimenting and supermarket checkout talk.
Greene, John O. 1997. Review of K. Kuiper (1996: 'Smooth Talkers: The Linguistic Performance of Auctioneers and Sportscasters').. Communication Theory 70 (1) : 86–89.