Publication details [#26116]

Coulthard, Malcolm. 1992. Advances in spoken discourse analysis. Routledge. vi + 266 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Language as a subject


This volume which contains 12 contributions, of which 3 are truly new, by Birmingham-inspired discourse analysts, discusses the following issues: discourse analysis; intonation in discourse; exchange structures; priorities in discourse analysis; functional description of questions; delicacy problems addressed via the rank scale; analysis of everyday conversation; spoken discourse in the language classroom; intonation and feedback in the EFL classroom; interactive lexis: prominence and paradigms; listening to people reading; and forensic discourse analysis. There are no serious replies to the criticisms of Birmingham-style discourse analysis.

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