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Published: 12 April 2007

344 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195313895

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Family Talk

Discourse and Identity in Four American Families

Deborah Tannen, Shari Kendall, and Cynthia Gordon

  • A close examination of talk and its role in the day-to-day life of the American family
  • Contributors analyze an unusually extensive body of data to identify new ways in which family members create and enact their identities within the family
  • Deborah Tannen is the best-selling author of You're Wearing That? and You Just Don't Understand. Her last book for OUP, Conversational Style: Analyzing Talk Among Friends (2005), has sold over 2,200 in paperback.

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