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Prosodic orientation in English conversation


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Beatrice Szczepek Reed
    Pages 1-32
  3. Beatrice Szczepek Reed
    Pages 33-90
  4. Beatrice Szczepek Reed
    Pages 91-149
  5. Beatrice Szczepek Reed
    Pages 209-212
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-231

About this book


The first study, based on instances of everyday talk, to analyze prosodic orientation, a conversational strategy by which speakers design their speaking voice according to the vocal patterns used by their conversational partners. The book explores forms and functions of prosodic orientation, and offers a new perspective on prosody in conversation.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of NottinghamUK

About the authors

BEATRICE SZCZEPEK REED is a Research Fellow at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham, UK. Her research and publications focus on prosody in natural conversation, turn-taking and the interface between singing and speech. Her current research explores teaching turn-taking to learners of English, and intercultural aspects of turn-taking.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Prosodic orientation in English conversation
  • Authors Beatrice Szczepek Reed
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-230-00872-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-28427-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-62527-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 231
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Phonology and Phonetics
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