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Gumperz, John J., Hannah Kaltman and Mary Catherine O'Connor. 1984. Cohesion in spoken and written discourse: Ethnic style and the transition to literacy. In Tannen, Deborah F., ed. Coherence in spoken and written discourse. Ablex Publishing Company. pp. 3–19.
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On how sociolinguistic discourse analysis can contribute to the development of a theory of how spoken discourse conventions are transferred to situated communicative strategies in written discourse, and how the transition process is affected by differences in communicative background.