Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 09:16:46 -0500

From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU

Subject: Re: Power of silence in communication

You need (at least) Adam Jaworski, 'The Power of Silence' (Sage, 1993) and

Tannen and Saville-Troike (eds), 'Perspectives on Silence,' Ablex 1985

(which contains a short annotated bibliography).


I am interested to know if anyone has done current research on

the use of silence in speech as a tool of communication. I am seeking any

useful information that anyone may have in regards to the power of silence

in communication.

Dennis R. Preston

Department of Linguistics and Languages

Michigan State University

East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA


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