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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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Related Items: Print version:: Telephone calls.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction:
  • Studying telephone calls: beginnings, developments, and perspectives /
  • Kang Kwong Luke,
  • Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou
  • PART I. OPENING TELEPHONE CALLS
  • Recognition and identification in Japanese and Korean telephone conversation openings /
  • Yong-Yae Park
  • On the telephone again! Telephone conversation openings in Greek /
  • Maria Sifianou
  • Telephone conversation openings in Persian /
  • Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm
  • Language choice in international telephone conversations /
  • Gitte Rasmussen,
  • Johannes Wagner
  • PART II. PROBLEM SOLVING, TOPIC MANAGEMENT AND CLOSING
  • Reporting problems and offering assistance in Japanese business telephone conversations /
  • Lindsay Amthor Yotsukura
  • Initiation and introduction of first topics in Hong Kong telephone calls /
  • Kang Kwong Luke
  • Moving towards closing: Greek telephone calls between familiars /
  • Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou
  • PART III. THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS
  • Comparing telephone call openings: theoretical and methodological reflections /
  • Paul ten Have
  • Reflections on research on telephone conversation: issues of cross-cultural scope and scholarly exchange, interactional import and consequences /
  • Emanuel A. Schegloff.