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Let's Talk

How English Conversation Works

David Crystal

Let's Talk

Let's Talk

How English Conversation Works

Let's Talk

 

Banter, chit-chat, gossip, natter, tete-a-tete: these are just a few of the terms for the varied ways in which we interact with one another through conversation. David Crystal explores the factors that motivate so many different kinds of talk and reveals the rules we use unconsciously, even in the most routine exchanges of everyday conversation.


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Beschrijving Let's Talk

Banter, chit-chat, gossip, natter, tete-a-tete: these are just a few of the terms for the varied ways in which we interact with one another through conversation. David Crystal explores the factors that motivate so many different kinds of talk and reveals the rules we use unconsciously, even in the most routine exchanges of everyday conversation.

We tend to think of conversation as something spontaneous, instinctive, habitual. It has been described as an art, as a game, sometimes even as a battle. Whichever metaphor we use, most people are unaware of what the rules are, how they work, and how we can bend and break them when circumstances warrant it.


ISBN
9780198850694
Pagina's
224
Verschenen
NUR
616
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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