Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

12-2001

Keywords

Strategies, Discourse categories.

Abstract

The existing literature on conversation analysis (CA) has largely ignored the prosodic features that characterize spontaneous dialog, focusing instead on 'spoken prose, "invented" discourse, or written text'. This study is valuable both for the typological perspective its subject language brings to the study of CA, as well as for its innovative examination of a maximally wide range of prosodic features used in natural conversation-features that have all too often been ignored even in more intensively studied languages.

Publication Title

Language

Volume

77

Issue

4

First Page

856

Last Page

857

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Akan language--Discourse analysis; Akan language--Prosodic analysis

Genre/Form

reviews (documents)

Type

Text

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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