Talking Voices

Author: Deborah Tannen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521379007
Format: PDF
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A radical contribution to both linguistic and literary analysis, Talking Voices shows how conversation provides the source for linguistic strategies that are shaped and elaborated in literary discourse and other spoken and written, public and private genres. She explores the scenic and musical basis of both textual meaning and interpersonal involvement in discourse. Repetition establishes rhythm and meaning by patterns of constants and contrasts. Dialogue and imagery create scenes peopled by characters in relation to each other, doing things that are culturally and personally recognizable and meaningful. Our understanding of how discourse works--whether it is spontaneously uttered by conversationalists or carefully structured by the novelist or public speaker--is significantly advanced by this book.

The Voices I Heard While Talking to Myself

Author: Teresa L. Quarker Smith
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468560662
Format: PDF, ePub
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He that hath an ear let him hear Tap into what God has for you by recognizing the source of your freedom, the voice in His Word. The Voices I Heard While Talking to Myself is a short yet powerful reflection on direct instructions given by God, and lessons learned. It is told from a humorous point of view, with a biblical perspective aimed at equipping individuals with the tools to live their best life now. This book is highly recommended to anyone who wants to achieve a better quality of life while discovering their hidden talents. Female readers, especially, will appreciate the authors direct and helpful advice to women. The author is Teresa L. Quarker Smith, a Christian who is a counseling and psychology professional. She issues this invitation: If you are committed enough to move beyond your challenges and to claim what God has for you, learn how to listen to the voices I heard while talking to myself. Experience Gods blessings in your life.

Voices of the Talking Stars

Author: Madhuja Mukherjee
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9381345236
Format: PDF
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Explores the complex relationships between cinema, industry, cultures, labour and gender during the studio era (1930–55) The fourth book in the Readings in Gender Studies series, Voices of the Talking Stars is a feminist historiography for films compiled by the School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University. It interrogates the frameworks of film history, culture and politics, weaving in debates on romance, sexuality, body and masculinity. Examining new categories of analysis such as desire and disquiet, this volume brings together some rare photographs and writings by leading women actors—reproduction of poems by Meena Kumari Naz, an open letter titled ‘I’m a Bad Girl’ by Mae West and an extract from her film I’m No Angel, an interview with Jamuna Barua and a translation from Kanan Devi’s autobiography. It also includes excerpts from the Indian Cinematograph Committee Report (1927–28).

Talking for Britain

Author: Simon Elmes
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Do you say gooseberries or goosegogs? Would you call someone hen, my luvver or me duck? Do you like to eat a cob, butty or just a plain sarnie? And do you know what a grockle is? Using material from the BBC's ground-breaking Voices survey, Talking for Britain explores regional English in the twenty-first century, painting a vivid portrait of the British people and uncovering fascinating facts about local language. We may think that English is becoming homogenized as words such as chav and knackered spread across the country, but there is still surprising regional variation. How, for example, would you describe someone who is a bit moody? In Barrow-in-Furness you might say that they are narky, while in the Midlands they're probably mardy. In Scotland they might be crabbit, but in Northern Ireland they could well be feeling distinctly thrawn. A fascinating and superbly browsable book, Talking for Britain proves that regional English is very much alive and well - and constantly changing.

Talking Up a Storm

Author: Gregory L. Morris
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803299826
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In interviews with fifteen contemporary writers of the American West, Gregory L. Morris demonstrates what these widely divergent talents have in common: they all redefine what it is to be a western writer. No longer enthralled (though sometimes inspired) by the literary traditions of openness, place, and rugged individualism, each of the writers has remained true to the demand for clarity, strength, and honesty, virtues sustained in their conversations. Morris talks with Ralph Beer, Mary Clearman Blew, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, James Crumley, Ivan Doig, Gretel Ehrlich, Richard Ford, Molly Gloss, Ron Hansen, John Keeble, William Kittredge, David Long, Thomas McGuane, Amy Tan, and Douglas Unger. Their lives and fiction stretch from Montana to Texas, from ranches to universities, from sea level to mountain slopes.

TALKS ON TALKING

Author: Ruediger Kuettner-Kuehn
Publisher: neobooks
ISBN: 3742752529
Format: PDF
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Good conversation implies naturalness, spontaneity, and sincerity of utterance. It is not advisable, therefore, to lay down arbitrary rules to govern talking, but it is believed that the suggestions offered here will contribute to the general elevation and improvement of daily speech.

Pacific Voices Talk Story

Author: Margo King-Lenson
Publisher: Tui Communications
ISBN: 9780972619127
Format: PDF
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Pacific Voices Talk Story invites Pacific Americans to record their hearts and minds to be turned into pages not only Pacific Americans want to read, but our neighbors up the street. Weve much to learn about ourselves, other Islanders here, and the diversity of America. If were not talking to each other now, reading Pacific Voices Talk Story will tell you that tribalism and village mentalities followed us to the mainland. Read and join the dialogue of Pacific Americans claiming new identities and finding a place in the mainland that trumps their nostalgic past.

Talking Texts

Author: Rosalind Horowitz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351547143
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This volume examines how oral and written language function in school learning , and how oral texts can be successfully inter-connected to the written texts that are used on a daily basis in schools. Rather than argue for the prominence of one over the other, the goal is to help the reader gain a rich understanding of how both might work together to create a new discourse that ultimately creates new knowledge. Talking Texts: Provides historical background for the study of talk and text Presents examples of children’s and adolescents’ natural conversations as analyzed by linguists Addresses talk as it interfaces with domains of knowledge taught in schools to show how talk is related to and may be influenced by the structure, language, and activities of a specific discipline. Bringing together seminal lines of research to create a cohesive picture of discourse issues germane to classrooms and other learning settings, this volume is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, classroom teachers, and curriculum specialists across the fields of discourse studies, literacy and English education, composition studies, language development, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics.

Look Who s Talking

Author: Bruce Weber
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN:
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Twenty-five short stories, grouped into three sections--first, second, and third person--that display the rich variety found in each technique, feature contributions by such authors as William Faulkner, Bernard Malamud, Ann Beattie, John Cheever, and Ring

The Eyes Speak Many Voices

Author: Tiffany "Inspyre" McDonald
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557020476
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Your eyes speak the truth when your mouth cannot..." Have you ever noticed that your eyes can tell another person everything they need to know without you even saying a word??? Have you noticed that your eyes tell the story of your life?? Your eyes are a variety of colors and have a variety of voices......THE EYES SPEAK MANY VOICES will allow you to search deep into your mind, body , soul and eyes....to see the voice they speak!!