Prosodic orientation in English conversation

  • Beatrice Szczepek Reed

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

  • Beatrice Szczepek Reed
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NottinghamUK

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