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Telephone calls : unity and diversity in conversational structure across languages and cultures /

Telephone conversation is one of the most common forms of communication in contemporary society. For the first time in human history, some people are spending as much time, if not more, talking on the telephone as they are on face-to-face conversations. The aims of this book are: to bring together i...

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Other Authors: Luke, Kang Kwong., Pavlidou, Theodossia.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Philadelphia, PA : J. Benjamins Pub., ℗♭2002.
Series: Pragmatics & beyond ; new ser. 101.
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Online Access: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=253303
Related Items: Print version:: Telephone calls.
Summary: Telephone conversation is one of the most common forms of communication in contemporary society. For the first time in human history, some people are spending as much time, if not more, talking on the telephone as they are on face-to-face conversations. The aims of this book are: to bring together in one volume research on telephone conversations in different languages, to compare and contrast people's methods of handling telephone conversational tasks in different communities, and to explore the relationship between telephone conversational practice and cultural settings. The papers are based.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 287 pages).
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9789027296221
9027296227
ISSN: 0922-842X ;