Title: Spontaneous Spoken Language
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Book Condition: New
Jim Miller and Regina Weinert examine the types of clauses used by people when they are speaking off the cuff. They also analyse the devices speakers use when organizing larger chunks of language, such as conversations. They argue that there are major and systematic differences between spoken and written language. Num Pages: 472 pages, tables. BIC Classification: 2AB; CFB; CFDC; CFG; CFH; CFK. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 242 x 163 x 31. Weight in Grams: 824. . 1998. 1st Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780198236566
Synopsis: The authors examine the types of clauses used by people when they are speaking off the cuff. They also analyze the devices speakers use when organizing larger chunks of language, such as conversations. Using data from English, German, and Russian, they develop a systematic analysis of spoken English and highlight cross-language properties. They argue that there are major and systematic differences between spoken and written language, and conclude by exploring the implications of their findings for typology, first-language acquisition, and education.
About the Author: Jim Miller is a Professor, Department of Linguistics at University of Edinburgh. Regina Weinert is a Lecturer in German Linguistics at the University of Sheffield.
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