Talk's form: Comments on goffman'sForms of Talk

  title={Talk's form: Comments on goffman'sForms of Talk},
  author={David T. Helm},
  journal={Human Studies},
  • D. Helm
  • Published 1 December 1982
  • Sociology
  • Human Studies
In Forms of Talk, Goffman presents five essays written between 1974 and 1980, all of which reflect the importance he places on language use in face-to-face (or face-to-imagined-face) interaction. The essays focus both on talk as a general phe? nomenon, as well as different, specific "types of talk." The emphasis is on analyzing the ways a "speaker' ' manages utterances for listeners and potential lis? teners. Thus, it follows the Goffman tradition of analyzing impression manage? ment techniques… Expand
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