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How We Talk

The Inner Workings of Conversation

by N. J. Enfield

Hardcover, 257 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $27 |

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Examines the way that interpersonal conversation works, with a focus on such words as um, oh, huh, like, and mm-hmm, as well as other subtle cues, and how they serve to facilitate the flow of conversation and communicate effectively.