This chapter aims to extend our understanding of spoken discourse by first outlining some of the major features of spoken language, and by doing so, highlighting the differences between spoken and written language. It will then describe some of the major approaches to analyzing spoken language, beginning with the approach taken by Sinclair and Coulthard known as the Birmingham School and then moving to conversation analysis and to systemic-functional approaches. We also consider recent work on genre theory and how this has been underpinned by the development of spoken corpora. The chapter will then center on some of the principal debates in the study of spoken language. These include problems of transcription and the representation of context, prosody, etc. The debate also includes critical issues of ownership of a language such as English, where many spoken varieties both native and non-native are in daily use around the world.
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This collection reviews 20 years of research into Spoken Discourse by the Birmingham group, allowing, for the first time, a developmental perspective. It combines previously published but unavailable work with new research. Bringing together recent theories of discourse structure, with a new and detailed analytic framework, the book emphasises both historical context and new developments.
The articles are comprehensive, ranging from the theoretical to the highly applied. Practical applications include language teaching, literary stylistics and forensic linguistics with examples taken from literature and language classrooms, telephone conversations, disputed witness statements and corpuses of spoken English. Read more Read less. No customer reviews. How does Amazon calculate star ratings? The machine learned model takes into account factors including: the age of a review, helpfulness votes by customers and whether the reviews are from verified purchases.
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Extending Our Understanding of Spoken Discourse
Advances in Spoken Discourse Analysis. Malcolm Coulthard. This collection reviews over twenty years of research into Spoken Discourse by the Birmingham group, which allows a developmental perspective. It combines key papers now unavailable which formulated the main outlines of this approach, with new research.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This collection reviews 20 years of research into Spoken Discourse by the Birmingham group, allowing, for the first time, a developmental perspective. It combines previously published but unavailable work with new research.