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Person, Raymond F. Jr. 1995. In Conversation with Jonah: Conversation Analysis, Literary Criticism, and the Book of Jonah. (JSOTSup 220). Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press. 204 pp.
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Book – monograph
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Drawing from the observations concerning preference organization from conversation analysis, this work provides a reader-response commentary of the book of Jonah, including an analysis of how preference organization contributes to the creation of narrative elements (plot, characterization, tone, atmosphere). Various readings of the book of Jonah demonstrate how conversational structures are adapted and contribute to the co-production of meaning.