The Distribution of Person Refering Terms in Natural Conversation

Wilson, Andrew J. and Zeitlyn, David (1995) The Distribution of Person Refering Terms in Natural Conversation. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 28 (1). pp. 61-92. ISSN 0835-1813. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This article outlines a methodology that integrates past approaches to the subject of address and reference, which will allow for the systematic and quantitative analysis of which person-referring expres- sions are preferred by whom, and when they are used. Our purpose is to make a case for examining personal reference as it occurs in natural conversation and to outline a way to make this possible. We present our methodology and highlight certain practical problems that arise, along with suggested responses. This includes a discussion of the coding scheme that has been developed and applied to a corpus of natural conversation. The desired result of this article is to give a clear account of the aims and constraints of our project. We discuss the differences

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: D. Zeitlyn
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2009 10:56
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