The Key to Success In Recession

The Key to Success In Recession


The Key to Success In Recession. When  Britain is gripped with recession and burglaries are on the increase as a result of accumulative financial despair, one would be forgiven for  thinking the security industry would be booming as a direct result. Houses being broken into? Locks to be be picked , nicked and sold on […]

Word-UP… Boosting Marketing Potential with an Ad or Words

Word-UP… Boosting Marketing Potential with an Ad or Words


To the average marketing professional, product extensions and plus boxes are an essential tool in site management and product promotion. Moreover, the advent of GoogleAd extensions has recently become an essential part of any company’s paid search strategy. So why should companies invest in this approach specifically? In a nutshell, Google Adword extensions provide extra […]

Letter to Lord Leveson (In Ode form)

Letter to Lord Leveson (In Ode form)


Lord Justice Levy, hear my Ode,
Twas time to write or else implode,
As Murdoch’s hacking tale unfolds,
I’m mulling over dreams untold.

On A Wing And A Prayer

On A Wing And A Prayer


Have you ever wondered why some of us are superstitious? Why sometimes, we won’t walk under a ladder or cross over a line in the pavement. Why we won’t put new shoes on a table or open an umbrella once indoors? Have you ever wondered just why we find ourselves dreading the sight of a […]

The Brain Is On But No-one Is Home

The Brain Is On But No-one Is Home


INTERACTIVE BLOG POST……INTERACTIVE BLOG POST…… Have you ever had one of those days when you’re so busy with umpteen directions to apply the brain,  that the simplest tasks seem impossible to carry out? Straightforward decisions which, on a calmer day seem second nature, suddenly become elusive in the brain bank of capabilities…? I had an […]

Don’t Call Us…

Don’t Call Us…


Have you ever held your shiny new smart phone; full of widgets and apps, internet, calculators, diaries and games , but been SO frustrated because you couldn’t actually use it for CALLING someone?! Have you ever found yourself in the ridiculous predicament where you’re stranded on a beach, desperate to call a friend because your […]

The Peterborough Chronicles

The Peterborough Chronicles


  The Peterborough Chronicle and its continuations are of primary importance within the realms of written English language history. As a descendent of the Anglo-saxon Chronicle it survived the Norman Conquest in its original form but was destroyed by fire in the 1116 blaze at Peterborough Monastery. A copy of the Chronicle was later borrowed […]

Biography


Tess Egerton is an author of books, features and articles – currently working on a series of publications including Children’s storybooks and Old English Philology. A graduate of both Journalism and Sociolinguistics at Cardiff University, she has worked for the BBC in TV and radio, and  has had a number of articles published by the University Press.

 

 

Published works to date include:

“The English Language 1050-1250
and “Conversational Routine – A Case Study”

Soon to be published via DragonWeb Publishing Ltd:

“The Children’s Fab and Funsome Book of Festival Stories.”

“Old English to Middle English; The Journey Into Contemporary Vernacular”.

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Introduction


                    


Welcome Readers!          

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Excerpts


Conversational Routine in Transactional Talk within Intergenerational Interaction: A Case Study

Excerpt: (Introduction only on this site)

Intergenerational discourse is, to date, a subject which has been neglected somewhat. This is particularly the case within the realms of interactional analysis. Most people within Western civilisation are aware of a certain respect assumed for the elderly, yet empirical evidence of what facilitates this respect within actual conversation has not yet been fully investigated. Coupland, Coupland and Giles (1991:78) introduced the concept of elderly talk analysis with reference to the use of ‘Painful Self Disclosure’ (PSD) and troubles-telling in interaction particularly between elderly participants and much younger interlocutors. This is one area of Sociolinguistics which caught my attention especially; resulting in a  fully empirical study which started in 1994. Please see more on the ‘Linguistics’ page.

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