Author:Reed, Beatrice Szczepek


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Analysing Conversation An Introduction to Prosody

By: Reed, Beatrice Szczepek

Price: $61.95

Publisher: United Kingdom, Palgrave Macmillan: 6/Oct/2010

Seller ID: 21304

ISBN: 0230223451

77 figures 272 Spoken interaction is impossible without prosody. Intonation, pitch register, tempo, rhythm, pausing, loudness and voice quality all contribute to the spontaneous negotiation process that is everyday talk. This highly accessible introduction to the prosody and analysis of everyday conversation explains basic concepts and methods of interpretation using a wealth of examples from real-life conversations. Readers are introduced to the many conversational practices prosody plays a part in through sample analyses, all of which are available to listen to as downloadable audio files on... View more info