Talking Voices

Author: Deborah Tannen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521379007
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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
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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.


Author: Ruediger Kuettner-Kuehn
Publisher: neobooks
ISBN: 3742752529
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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.

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.

The Eyes Speak Many Voices

Author: Tiffany "Inspyre" McDonald
ISBN: 0557020476
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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 see the voice they speak!!

Voices of the Talking Stars

Author: Madhuja Mukherjee
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9381345236
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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).

His Drums Fell Silent the Voices Still Speak

Author: Judyth Thomas
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490839380
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This mother's journey with her son through mental illness and the mental health system is not unlike the stories of millions of families and friends throughout our country who live with mental illness. In the midst of the pain, anger, and frustration that come with this disorder, there is too often a loneliness that draws a dark shroud over the family. And that loneliness, that darkness, can result in isolation from family and friends, a loss of hope, and a questioning of God. The author of His Drums Fell Silent, the Voices Still Speak wants you to know that you are not alone. She tells the story of her "all-American son," a passionate percussionist whose drums and dreams were silenced as he slid deeper and deeper into the darkness of mental illness. His story will touch your heart and speak to your pain. If you know a friend or family who may be struggling with mental illness, this account may give you the understanding and compassion you need to walk with them in a way which could bring some measure of comfort to them . . . to bring your love and God's love into their lives when they so desperately need it. A second story tells how God used the pain of the author and her son to serve others who are facing the same challenges. Because of listening to God's voice, Ladder Homes was founded to provide housing and support for adults with mental illness. Hear the voices of some of the residents, parents and friends as they speak of their pain and new hopes and dreams that life has brought them.

Talking to Adults

Author: Shoshana Blum-Kulka
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135655642
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This volume provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the contribution of multiparty intergenerational talk in a variety of cultures to the development of children's communicative capacities. The book focuses on the complexity of the cultural and interactional contexts in which pragmatic learning occurs and re-examines certain assumptions implicit in research on language socialization to date, such as primacy of dyadic interactions in the early ages and the presupposition of a monolingual social matrix. One of the aims of the book is to demonstrate the degree of cultural diversity in paths of pragmatic development. Individual chapters present empirically grounded analyses of talk with children of all ages, in different participation structures and in a variety of cultures. In pursuing this theme the volume is meant to further enrich cross-cultural perspectives on language socialization by providing in each of its chapters an empirically grounded analysis of the development of one specific dimension of discursive skill. The nine invited chapters comprise new empirical work on the development of specific discourse dimensions. Authors have been asked also to adopt a reflexive stand on their line of research and to incorporate in the chapter a comprehensive and critical perspective on former work on the discursive dimension investigated. The discourse dimensions represented in the volume include narratives, explanations, the language of control in intergenerational and intragenerational talk, the language of humor and affect, and bilingual conversations. The volume offers a rich spectrum of cultural variety in pragmatic development, including studies of American, Greek, Japanese, Mayan, Norwegian, and Swedish children and families.

Talking Appalachian

Author: Amy D. Clark
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813140978
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Tradition, community, and pride are fundamental aspects of the history of Appalachia, and the language of the region is a living testament to its rich heritage. Despite the persistence of unflattering stereotypes and cultural discrimination associated with their style of speech, Appalachians have organized to preserve regional dialects -- complex forms of English peppered with words, phrases, and pronunciations unique to the area and its people. Talking Appalachian examines these distinctive speech varieties and emphasizes their role in expressing local history and promoting a shared identity. Beginning with a historical and geographical overview of the region that analyzes the origins of its dialects, this volume features detailed research and local case studies investigating their use. The contributors explore a variety of subjects, including the success of African American Appalachian English and southern Appalachian English speakers in professional and corporate positions. In addition, editors Amy D. Clark and Nancy M. Hayward provide excerpts from essays, poetry, short fiction, and novels to illustrate usage. With contributions from well-known authors such as George Ella Lyon and Silas House, this balanced collection is the most comprehensive, accessible study of Appalachian language available today.

Talking Oneself Sober

Author: Seán O'Halloran
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 1604975520
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This book is the first to deal comprehensively with the spoken discourse of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), particularly within AA meetings. These meetings are generally not easily accessible to researchers, but are AA s central activity and provide the forum through which it operates. AA is actually constituted and manifested through its discursive practices. To therefore understand what happens in meetings is to appreciate AA, particularly as it does not have a coherent system of defining propositional beliefs or a recognizable hierarchy and authorized spokesmen. This study also examines AA written texts, including Alcoholics Anonymous (The Big Book) and the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. Without a thorough knowledge of its written texts, one can only have a limited understanding of AA meeting discourse since these written texts are constantly alluded to and are the source of the Twelve Steps, which provide a framework and the guiding principles for AA life stories. The first part of the book is a general introduction to AA and gives an account of how its discourse emerged. Part two focuses on the personal narratives of AA, its primary genre, and it is noted how these specialize in a particular process of self evaluation, allowing speakers to reconstruct their life stories though a process of co-construction which enables members to make new attributions for both their alcoholism and their recovery. It also examines the form and structure of the AA meeting, where it is noted how the modern AA meeting is a formal, even ritualized event; all members having clear expectations of what is to happen. The study also uses actual material from AA meetings to illustrate that: AA meeting discourse is perhaps unique in the degree of discursive symmetry it creates between members. Through sharing, the individual voice of recovery gains ascendancy over the voice of active alcoholism. This is not only as a manifestation of recovery but also constitutive of it as the voice of recovery is internalized, creating for members a new alignment to the world and others. Through constructing their compulsive drinking as a disease of body, mind and spirit, AA members find a new form of coherence in their lives which does not apportion blame either to themselves or the people and circumstances of their lives. However, they remain responsible for being in a fit state mentally and spiritually to resist the physical trigger - the first drink. In their accounts of everyday life, AA members display their acceptance of people, places and things as well as the display of willingness to work the AA programme. Presenting their lives as governed by these two principles is evidence of a new personal alignment, one less driven by self interest and more inclined to take opportunities as they arise rather than force events to their will. This is seen as a spiritual realignment which challenges the previous alcoholic tendency to be at odds with other people and society at large."