This work challenges the age-old myth that women'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 women's use of hedges, questions and repetition. She shows how women use story-telling as a focus for discussing and re-evaluating social norms, and for the construction and maintenance of personal identity. At the level of conversational organization, Coates makes the claim that women friends draw on a collaborative model which enables them to construct talk jointly. She draws on post-structuralist theory to show the ways in which women's talk constructs and maintains gender, and constructs and maintains friendship. Overall, the book builds up a picture of women's friendship in the late-20th century, and of the vital role played by language in these friendships.
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Jennifer Coates isis Professor of English Language and Linguistics at University of Surrey, Roehampton.Review:
"Coates'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 friends' talk." Cheris Kramarae, University of Illinois
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Descripción Blackwell Publishers Ltd, Oxford, UK, 1996. Pictorial Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good Plus. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Book Description : 1996, 1st Edition, 1st Printing; pictorial covers, hardback; 324 pages; VG+. Jennifer Coates explores conversations between women friends to reveal the richness and complexity of the language they use. She reveals the versatility of ways in which women communicate different things through the language they use, how they can mirror and echo each other, share experiences, discuss social questions and explore personal issues. From an analysis of this culture, from interviews and transcriptions, and from a study of the language they use and the way their conversation is organised, she demonstrates that for women, exchange and support are basic to their ideas of friendship. The author is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the Roehampton Institute, London. Book Condition : Very Good Plus : bumping at head and foot of covers at spine; slight denting in of corner tips of boards; mild rubbing to covers; otherwise cover in very good shape with colours and whites preserved; inside pages in excellent condition with preserved whites and tones; binding secure and tight like new. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 001190
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