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Gumperz, John J. 1982. Discourse strategies. Cambridge University Press. xii + 225 pp.


On the basis of a decade of field studies of verbal communication in India, Europe, and the U.S., G. develops an interpretative sociolinguistic approach to processes and strategies in face-to-face encounters, such as code switching, the effects of language shift, the use of prosody, contextualization cues, the use of socio-cultural knowledge, problems of interethnic communication, ethnic styles and political rhetoric.

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