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Family Talk: Discourse and Identity in Four American Families

Tannen, Deborah; Kendall, Shari; Gordon, Cynthia

Editore: Oxford University Press, 2007
ISBN 10: 0195313895 / ISBN 13: 9780195313895
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Titolo: Family Talk: Discourse and Identity in Four ...

Casa editrice: Oxford University Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2007

Legatura: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. Shari Kendall: IntroductionPART I: Interactional Dynamics: Power and Solidarity2. Deborah Tannen: Power Maneuvers and Connection Maneuvers in Family Interaction3. Deborah Tannen: Talking the Dog: Framing Pets as Interactional Resources in Family Discourse4. Cynthia Gordon: "I just feel horribly embarrassed when she does that": Consituting a Mother's Identity5. Diana Marinova: Finding the Right Balance Between Connection and Control: A father's identity construction in conversations with his college-age daughterPART II: Gendered Identities in Dual-Income Families6. Shari Kendall: Father as Breadwinner, Mother as Worker: Gendered Positions in Feminist and Traditional Descourses of Work and Family7. Alexandra Johnston: Gatekeeping in the Family: How Family Members Position One Anotehr as Decision Makers8. Cynthia Gordon, Deborah Tannen, and Aliza Sacknovitz: A Working Father: One Man's Talk about Parenting at WorkPART III: Family Vaues and Beliefs9. Cynthia Gordon: "Al Gore's our Guy": Linguistically Constructing a Family Political Identity10. Philip LeVine: Sharing Common Ground: The Role of Place Reference in Parent-Child Conversation11. Alla V. Tovares: Family Members Interacting While Watching TV. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0195313895

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Riassunto: Through everyday talk, individuals forge the ties that can make a family. Family members use language to manage a household, create and maintain relationships, and negotiate and reinforce values and beliefs. The studies gathered in Family Talk are based on a unique research project in which four dual-income American families recorded everything they said for a week. Family Talk extends our understanding of family discourse and of how family members construct, negotiate, and enact their identities as individuals and as families. The volume also contributes to the discourse analysis of naturally-occurring interaction and makes significant contributions to theories of framing in interaction. Family Talk addresses issues central to the academic discipline of discourse analysis as well as to families themselves, including decision-making and conflict-talk, the development of gendered family roles, sociability with and socialization of children, the development of social and political beliefs, and the interconnectedness of professional and family life. It provides illuminating insights into the subtleties of family conversation, and will be of interest to scholars and students in sociolinguistics, discourse studies, communications, anthropological linguistics, cultural studies, psychology, and other fields concerned with the language of everyday interaction or family interaction.

Deborah Tannen is University Professor and Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Her twenty books include Talking Voices, Gender and Discourse, Conversational Style, You're Wearing THAT?, Talking from 9 to 5, That's Not What I Meant!, You Just Don't Understand, and The Argument Culture.

Cynthia Gordon is a postdoctoral fellow at the Emory Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL) in Atlanta, Georgia. Her publications have appeared in Language in Society, Discourse & Society, Research on Language and Social Interaction, Narrative Inquiry, The Journal of Genetic Counseling, and Text & Talk.

Shari Kendall is Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English at Texas A & M University. Her publications include articles and chapters in Discourse & Society, Text & Talk, The Handbook of Language and Gender, and Speaking Out: The Female Voice in Public Contexts.

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