Speakers, Listeners and Communication Explorations in Discourse Analysis

Speakers, Listeners and Communication Explorations in Discourse Analysis

By: Brown, Gillian

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Gillian Brown draws on a wide range of examples of discourse analysis to explore the ways in which speakers and listeners use language collaboratively to talk about what they can see in front of them and about a series of events. The focus of her attention is on the listener's role, as the listener tries to make sense of what the speaker says in a highly constrained context; and her cognitive/pragmatic approach to discourse analysis both complements and challenges current sociological/anthropological perspectives on the subject.

Title: Speakers, Listeners and Communication Explorations in Discourse Analysis

Author Name: Brown, Gillian

Categories: Teaching General,

Edition: New ed

Publisher: United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press: 3/Feb/1997

ISBN Number: 0521587050

ISBN Number 13: 9780521587051

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 5845

Description: black & white illustrations 268 In this book Gillian Brown draws on a wide range of examples of discourse analysis to explore the ways in which speakers and listeners use language collaboratively to talk about what they can see in front of them and about a series of events. She examines the conditions under which communication is successful, and the conditions under which it sometimes fails. The focus of her attention is upon the listener's role, as the listener tries to make sense of what the speaker says in a highly constrained context; her cognitive/pragmatic approach to discourse analysis both complements and challenges the sociological/anthropological perspectives on the subject which currently predominate. Gillian Brown is co-author of the well-known textbook Discourse Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 1983). (ISBN: 9780521587051 - When referring to this item please quote our stock ID: 5845)

Keywords: discourse analysis,