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Review Of: Conversational Strategies In Akan: Prosodic Features And Discourse Categories, Edward J. Vajda Dec 2001

Review Of: Conversational Strategies In Akan: Prosodic Features And Discourse Categories, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

The existing literature on conversation analysis (CA) has largely ignored the prosodic features that characterize spontaneous dialog, focusing instead on 'spoken prose, "invented" discourse, or written text'. This study is valuable both for the typological perspective its subject language brings to the study of CA, as well as for its innovative examination of a maximally wide range of prosodic features used in natural conversation-features that have all too often been ignored even in more intensively studied languages.