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Worlds of Talk - Presentation of Self in Everyday Conversation (Paperback, New) Loot Price: R346
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Worlds of Talk - Presentation of Self in Everyday Conversation (Paperback, New): Martin Malone
Worlds of Talk - Presentation of Self in Everyday Conversation (Paperback, New): Martin Malone

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Worlds of Talk - Presentation of Self in Everyday Conversation (Paperback, New)

Martin Malone

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This book is about how we present our selves in everyday talk and interaction. Selves and conversations are skilful accomplishments requiring trust, dependency, and co-ordination. They are produced by multiple partners co-operating in the production of social events. The self is a 'performed character' - a 'dramatic effect' in Goffman's terms - which results from shaping our behavior to create a desired impression. Talk is both the means and the product of such events. Selves live in worlds that talk creates.

Using the methods of conversation analysis, this book seeks to discover how selves are created and transformed in everyday talk. It examines how pronouns are used to create interactional boundaries, the strategic manipulation of interactional support, talk in dealing with conflict, and stylistic differences associated with gender. Theoretical discussion is combined with fine-grained analysis of ordinary conversations.

The book will be of particular interest to students and professionals in sociology, social psychology, sociolinguistics and communication studies.

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Imprint: Polity Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 1997
First published: August 1997
Authors: Martin Malone
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 200
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-7456-1897-5
Barcode: 9780745618975
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Sociolinguistics
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LSN: 0-7456-1897-9

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