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Making Meanings, Creating Family: Intertextuality and Framing in Family Interaction

Cynthia Gordon


This book integrates theories of intertextuality and framing in order to explore the role of repetition in everyday family interaction. Specifically, it investigates how and why family members repeat words, phrases, paralinguistic features, and speech acts previously produced in conversation by other family members. The book presents a case‐study analysis of the discourse of three dual‐income American families who recorded their own conversations over the course of one week; this unique data set enables analysis of repetition both within and across family conversations. Using the perspective o ... More

Keywords: intertextuality, repetition, framing, discourse analysis, family interaction, interactional sociolinguistics, meaning‐making, familylect, family identity, family culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195373820
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373820.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cynthia Gordon, author
Syracuse University
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