Social interaction and discourse structures [electronic resource] / edited by Gregory R. Guy ... [et al.].

Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, c1997.
Towards a social science of language ; v. 2.
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Current issues in linguistic theory ; Series IV, v. 128.
Towards a social science of language ; v. 2
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory, 0304-0763 ; v. 128
1 online resource (376 p.)
Discourse analysis -- Social aspects.
Language and languages -- Variation.
Electronic books.
This is a two-volume collection of original research papers designed to reflect the breadth and depth of the impact that William Labov has had on linguistic science. Four areas of 'Labovian' linguistics are addressed: First is the study of variation and change; the papers in sections I and II of the first volume take this as their central theme, with a focus on either the social context and uses of language (I) or on the the internal linguistic dynamics of variation and change (II). The study of African American English, and other language varieties in the Americas spoken by people of African
TOWARDS A SOCIAL SCIENCE OF LANGUAGE; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Preface; Foreword; Note; I. Social Interaction and Discourse Structures; Discourse Analysis, Structuralism, and the Description of Social Practice; 1. Introduction; 2. What is a Structuralist Theory of Language?; Assumption 1. It is possible to identify linguistic structures.; Assumption 2. Structures consist of boundaries, substructures, and their internal relations.; Assumption 3. Structural descriptions are atemporal.; 3. Is Structuralism Necessary for Discourse Analysis?
4. What Other Approaches are Possible?5. Unified Approach to the Analysis of Discourse; 6. Relation of Structural Units and Social Practice; 7. Future Directions for Discourse Analysis; 7.1 The extension of units; 7.2 Coherence systems and discourse presuppositions; 7.3 From social practice to discourse construction; 8. Conclusion; Notes; References; Third Turn Repair; 1. Introduction; 2. Environments of Third Turn Repair; 3. The Relevant Positioning of Third Turn Repair; 4. Differential Interactional Import; 5. An Upshot to be Drawn from Third Turn Repair; Notes; References
The Transformation of Experience, Identity, and Context1. Introduction; 2. Stories, Identity, and Context; 3. Conclusion; Notes; References; Deliberative Action Constructs: Reference and Evaluation in Narrative; 1. Introduction; 2. Data; 3. Linguistic Description of DACs; 4. DACs as a Structure Within the Complication; 4.1 The pronominal pattern in DACs; 4.2 Ellipsis in DACs; 4.3 The discrete identity and unremarkable nature of DAC actions; 4.4 The emergence of meaning; 4.5 Summary; 5. DACs as an Evaluative Mechanism; 6. Conclusion; Notes; References
Byplay: Negotiating Evaluation in Storytelling1. Introduction; 2. Alternative Trajectories of Byplay; 3. Procedures for Inviting Coparticipation in Byplay; 4. Stepwise Entry of Principal Addressed Recipient and Speaker into Byplay; 5. Conclusion; Notes; References; An Empirical Study of Textual Structure: Horse Race Calls; 1. Introduction; 2. Event Structure and Linguistic Structure; 2.1 The textual structure of horse race calls; 2.2 Selecting the variables; 2.3 Coding the data; 2.4 Statistical analysis; 2.5 Textual structure and entropy analysis; 3. Summary and Discussion; Notes; References
Discourse Clues to Coded Language in an Impeachment Hearing1. Types of Codes; 2. Criteria for Partial and Disguised Codes; 3. The Use of Discourse Analysis in Identifying Coded Language; 4. Discourse Analysis of the Conversation; 5. The Test of Logical Consistency; 5.1 ""Going back""; 5.2 ""Going back"" versus ""coming back""; 5.3 ""No great big problem ""; 5.4 ""Change in plan ""; 5.5 ""Send stuff off""; 5.6 ""Things"" versus ""stuff""; 6. Conclusion; References; Appendix; The Incongruity of Jokes, Riddles and Humorous Situations; 1. Introduction; 2. Simple Incongruity - Surprise
3. Suls' Two-Stage Model
"Papers in honor of William Labov."
"William Labov: a bibliography": p. [339]-352.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Guy, Gregory R.
Labov, William.
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