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by Thomas M. Holtgraves
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Psychology & Counseling
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    Thomas M. Holtgraves
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    Psychology Press; 1 edition (July 1, 2001)
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    248 pages
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Issues in Applied Linguistics. Paperback: 248 pages.

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Speech Acts and Intentions: The Things We Do With Words. The Interpersonal Underpinnings of Talk: Face Management and Politeness. The Interpersonal Consequences of Talk: Impression Management and Person Perception. Conversational Structure. Conversational Perspective Taking.

Thomas Holtgraves Ball State University. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

This interdisciplinary synthesis of the social psychological aspects of language use provides an integrative and timely review of language as social action. The book successfully weaves together research from philosophy, linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, pragmatics, and artificial intelligence. In this way, it clearly demonstrates how many aspects of social life are mediated by language and how understanding language use requires an understanding of its social dimension. Topics covered include: *speech act theory and indirect speech acts; *politeness and the interpersonal determinants of language; *language and impression management and person perception; *conversational structure, perspective taking; and *language and social thought. This volume should serve as a valuable resource for students and researchers in social psychology and communication who want a clear presentation of the linguistic underpinnings of social interaction. It will also be useful to cognitive psychologists and other language researchers who want a thorough examination of the social psychological underpinnings of language use. Although this book is relevant for a variety of disciplines, it is written in a clear and straightforward style that will be accessible for readers regardless of their orientation.