[ Reading ] ➼ Let's Talk: How English Conversation Works Author David Crystal – 1sm.info

Let's Talk: How English Conversation Works Banter, Chit Chat, Gossip, Natter, Tete A Tete These Are Just A Few Of The Terms For The Varied Ways In Which We Interact With One Another Through Conversation David Crystal Explores The Factors That Motivate So Many Different Kinds Of Talk And Reveals The Rules We Use Unconsciously, Even In The Most Routine Exchanges Of Everyday Conversation We Tend To Think Of Conversation As Something Spontaneous, Instinctive, Habitual It Has Been Described As An Art, As A Game, Sometimes Even As A Battle Whichever Metaphor We Use, Most People Are Unaware Of What The Rules Are, How They Work, And How We Can Bend And Break Them When Circumstances Warrant It

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    A tremendous amount of attention has been given over the years to writing, good and bad, and some as well to oratory, but most people have probably never seen an extended discussion of conversation, which is a mode of communication most people usethan either of the other two Certainly none of my teachers ever taught us about conversation, and they probably never studied it themselves We all just DO

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