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Author Antos, Gerd.

Title Handbook of Interpersonal Communication
Published Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (660 pages)
Series Handbooks of Applied Linguistics
Handbooks of applied linguistics.
Contents Frontmatter; Contents; 1. Introduction: Interpersonal Communication -- linguistic points of view; 2. Social Psychology and personal relationships: Accommodation and relational influence across time and contexts; 3. Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis; 4. Interactional Sociolinguistics; 5. Interactional Linguistics; 6. Systemic Functional Linguistics: An interpersonal perspective; 7. Functional Pragmatics; 8. Data and transcription; 9. Linguistic resources for the management of interaction; 10. Dynamics of discourse; 11. Face-to-face communication and body language
12. Technically-mediated interpersonal communication13. Feeling space: Interpersonal communication and spatial semiotics; 14. Everyday communication and socializing; 15. Counseling, diagnostics, and therapy; 16. Youth, discourse, and interpersonal management; 17. Language and discourse skills of elderly people; 18. Relational work, politeness, and identity construction; 19. Humor, jokes, and irony versus mocking, gossip, and black humo
Summary Interpersonal communication (IC) is a continuous game between the interacting interactants. It is a give and take - a continuous, dynamic flow that is linguistically realized as discourse as an on-going sequence of interactants' moves. Interpersonal communication is produced and interpreted by acting linguistically, and this makes it a fascinating research area. The handbook, Interpersonal Communication, examines how interactants manage to exchange facts, ideas, views, opinions, beliefs, emotion, etc. by using the linguistic systems and the resources they offer. In interpersonal communication
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Form Electronic book
Author Ventola, Eija.
ISBN 3110211394 (electronic bk.)
9783110211399 (electronic bk.)