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16

The Mechanics of Good Conversation

Lecture no. 16 from the course: Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You

The Mechanics of Good Conversation

Taught by Professor Valerie Fridland | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Grasp how questions are crucial to managing conversations, and how we use them to negotiate power and status between speakers. Then examine what happens when speakers violate conversational rules through interruptions or simultaneous talk, and learn about the important functions of backchanneling—the “mmms” and “uh-huhs” that punctuate conversation.

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d********m
May 20, 2016
i dont think rules are so infrexible.

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l********m
October 22, 2015

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