Let's Talk by David Crystal audiobook

Let's Talk: How English Conversation Works

By David Crystal
Read by Paul Woodson

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200255245

  • ISBN: 9798200255238

  • ISBN: 9798200255252

Runtime: 6.13 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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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Author Bio: David Crystal

Author Bio: David Crystal

David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. In 1995 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to the English language. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 6.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English