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The Resource How we talk : the inner workings of conversation, N.J. Enfield

How we talk : the inner workings of conversation, N.J. Enfield

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How we talk : the inner workings of conversation
Title
How we talk
Title remainder
the inner workings of conversation
Statement of responsibility
N.J. Enfield
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We all had teachers who scolded us over the use of um, uh-huh, oh, like, and mm-hmm. But as linguist N. J. Enfield reveals in How We Talk, these "bad words" are fundamental to language. Whether we are speaking with the clerk at the store, our boss, or our spouse, language is dependent on things as commonplace as a rising tone of voice, an apparently meaningless word, or a glance-signals so small that we hardly pay them any conscious attention. Nevertheless, they are the essence of how we speak. From the traffic signals of speech to the importance of um, How We Talk revolutionizes our understanding of conversation. In the process, Enfield reveals what makes language universally-and uniquely-human"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Enfield, N. J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discourse analysis
  • Conversation
Target audience
general
Label
How we talk : the inner workings of conversation, N.J. Enfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 257 pages
Isbn
9780465059942
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017022136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
(CaOWLBI)pr01286076
Label
How we talk : the inner workings of conversation, N.J. Enfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 257 pages
Isbn
9780465059942
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017022136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
(CaOWLBI)pr01286076

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