This collection reviews 20 years of research into Spoken Discourse by the Birmingham group, allowing, for the first time, a developmental perspective. It combines previously published but unavailable work with new research. Bringing together recent theories of discourse structure, with a new and detailed analytic framework, the book emphasises both historical context and new developments. The articles are comprehensive, ranging from the theoretical to the highly applied. Practical applications include language teaching, literary stylistics and forensic linguistics with examples taken from literature and language classrooms, telephone conversations, disputed witness statements and corpuses of spoken English.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Towards an analysis of discourse, John Sinclair, Malcolm Coulthard; Chapter 2 The significance of intonation in discourse, Malcolm Coulthard; Chapter 3 Exchange structure, Malcolm Coulthard, David Brazil; Chapter 4 Priorities in discourse analysis, John Sinclair; Chapter 5 A functional description of questions, Amy Tsui; Chapter 6 Caught in the act: using the rank scale to address problems of delicacy, Dave Willis; Chapter 7 Analysing everyday conversation, Gill Francis, Susan Hunston; Chapter 8 Inner and outer: spoken discourse in the language classroom, Jane Willis; Chapter 9 Intonation and feedback in the EFL classroom, Martin Hewings; Chapter 10 Interactive lexis: prominence and paradigms, Mike McCarthy; Chapter 11 Listening to people reading, David Brazil; Chapter 12 Forensic discourse analysis, Malcolm Coulthard;