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Framing in Discourse
The concept of framing has been pivotal in research on social interaction among anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, and linguists. This collection shows how the discourse analysis of frames can be applied to a range of social contexts. Tannen provides a seminal theoretical framework for conceptualizing the relationship between frames and schemas as well as a meth ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published 1993)
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I read this as part of my masters program in sociolinguistics and I would say that I have thought about or referenced its contents in my post-school life more than anything else I read in that program. This is partly because I am not employed as a linguist, but mostly because Tannen's writing style is clear and accessible, and her subject matter tends to be more broad and grossly applicable than much of the minutia that sociolinguists study. In particular, her chapter, "What's in a frame?", has ...more
Not being a linguist, I found this book to offer many helpful definitions and methodological insights while yet being highly digestible. The analyses are interesting by themselves and they "fit" nicely with my experience of everyday language. I have a sincere professional appreciation of the sympathetic analysis of the pediatric interview's multiple frames. As someone interested in cognition, the frame coherence of the schizophrenic's discourse was fascinating. The remainder of the analyses were ...more
Deborah Tannen is best known as the author of You Just Don't Understand, which was on The New York Times Best Seller list for nearly four years years, including eight months as No. 1, and has been translated into 29 languages. It was also on best seller lists in Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, and Hong Kong. This is the book that brought gender differences in communication style to the ...moreMore about Deborah Tannen...