ERIC Number: ED219970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Analyzing Discourse: Text and Talk. Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (Washington, D.C., 1981).
Tannen, Deborah, Ed.
The Georgetown Round Table on discourse analysis dealt with the following aspects of the topic: Emerson's essay on language; oral remembering and narrative structures; persuasive discourse; social construction of topical cohesion; discourse as an interactional achievement; the place of intonation; topic as the unit of analysis in a criminal law case; building stories; literary style discrimination in young children; topics within topics; episodes as units of discourse analysis; discourse theory and sentence grammar; strategies for understanding public documents; speech actions in personal narrative; ideal readers and real readers; written and oral literature; meaning, rhetorical structure, and discourse organization in myth; the interplay of structure and function in Kuna narrative; the linguistic bases of communicative competence; the rhythmic integration of ordinary talk; "hard talk" as a functional basis for Kaluli discourse; and an analysis of medicine show and sideshow pitches. (AMH)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Descriptive Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Folk Culture, Interaction Process Analysis, Literary Criticism, Literary Devices, Mythology, Narration, Paralinguistics, Pragmatics, Rhetoric, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Speech Communication, Syntax, Writing (Composition)
Georgetown University Press, Washington, D.C. 20057 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. School of Languages and Linguistics.