[Review] Marja-Leena Sorjonen, Liisa Raevaara and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen (2017) Imperative Turns at Talk

Williams, Simon (2018) [Review] Marja-Leena Sorjonen, Liisa Raevaara and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen (2017) Imperative Turns at Talk. Discourse Studies, 20 (5). ISSN 1461-4456 (Accepted)

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Abstract

This monograph, the 30th in the John Benjamins series on language in social interaction, examines the production of imperatives in naturally occurring talk. The collection of 12 empirical papers is intended for a specialist readership, but with its multimedia format and meticulously constructed argument the book will also be accessible to graduate students with an interest in conversation analysis (CA). Like others in the series, it is noteworthy for its breadth, depth and presentational quality: in this case, the cross-linguistic nature of the content; the treatment of similar problems in different environments (e.g. the circumstances in which an imperative might be repeated, with or without variation, by speaker or addressee); and the high production values of the volume, with its charts, colour photographs and line drawings.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Imperatives, interaction, conversation analysis
Schools and Departments: School of English > Sussex Centre for Language Studies
Depositing User: Simon Williams
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 09:53
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 09:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/73333

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