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Women Talk Jennifer Coates

Women Talk By Jennifer Coates

Women Talk by Jennifer Coates


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Summary

This book challenges the age--old myth that womena s talk is trivial and unimportant. Drawing on a corpus of spontaneous conversation between friends, Jennifer Coates demonstrates the richness and complexity of the language used in such talk, focusing on womena s use of hedges, questions and repetition.

Women Talk Summary

Women Talk: Conversation Between Women Friends by Jennifer Coates

This book challenges the age--old myth that womena s talk is trivial and unimportant. Drawing on a corpus of spontaneous conversation between friends, Jennifer Coates demonstrates the richness and complexity of the language used in such talk, focusing on womena s use of hedges, questions and repetition.

Women Talk Reviews

"Coatesa s book is an extraordinary study of the discourse of female friendships, based on recordings of a large number of naturally--occurring same--sex conversations among female and (for comparison) male friends, supplemented by ethnographic interviews with the same and other women, and analyzed by means of discourse analysis ... In empirical terms, Coates has provided a detailed analysis of the linguistic strategies making up this discourse of solidarity, the collaborative floor." Bent Preisler, University of Roskilde "While this text is important reading for specialists in discourse, it is accessible to lay readers as well, so it is both an important research text as well as a good tool to use in introducing students to discourse analysis" Timothy Frazer, Western Illinois University "Jennifer Coates celebrates and describes friendships and talk among women; at the same time, she provides an argument for feminist ethnographic research methods. She writes a clear, detailed and rich study based on the transcripts of 20 conversations among women, and on the transcripts of interviews with 15 women ... Women Talk is likely to become a pivotal publication...This book offers a very useful conversation about women friendsa talk." Cheris Kramarae, University of Illinois

About Jennifer Coates

Jennifer Coates isis Professor of English Language and Linguistics at University of Surrey, Roehampton.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Notes on the Transcription of the Conversations. Transription Conventions. 1. a This is on tape you knowa : The Origins of the Book. 2. a Shea s just a very very special person to mea : Women and Friendship. 3. a We never stop Talkinga : Talk and Womena s Friendships. 4. a We talk about everything and anythinga : An Overview of the Conversations. 5. a Da you know what my mother did recently?a : Telling our Stories. 6. a The Feminine shape...is more melding in togethera : The Organization of Friendly Talk. 7. a You know so I mean I probably...a : Hedges and Hedging. 8. a It was dreadful wasna t ita : Women and Questions. 9. a I just kept drinking and drinking and drinkinga : Repetition and Textual coherence. 10. a Thank God Ia m a womana : The Construction of differing Femininities. 11. a Talka s absolutely fundamentala :Being a Friend. Appendices. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

Additional information

GOR003667091
9780631182535
0631182535
Women Talk: Conversation Between Women Friends by Jennifer Coates
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1996-10-15
344
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