24 June 2014

Trailer for my new book coming out in 2014 and featuring extracts from this blog


TURN A DEAF EAR
CONVERSE, COMMENT, COMMUNICATE

MAX ATKINSON

By the same author

Discovering Suicide: Studies in the Social Organization of Sudden Death (1978) London, The Macmillan Press

Order in Court: The Organisation of Verbal Interaction in Judicial Settings (with Paul Drew) (1979) London, The Macmillan Press.

Structures of Social Action: Studies in Conversation Analysis (edited with John Heritage) (1984) New York, Cambridge University Press

Our Masters’ Voices: The Language & Body Language of Politics, London and New York, Methuen, 1984, (reprinted by Methuen, 1986, reprinted by Routledge, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1994, reprinted and transferred to digital printing by Taylor and Francis 2005)

Lend Me your Ears: All you need to know about making speeches and presentations (2004) London, Vermilion; Random House, New York, Oxford University Press 2005), translated into Russian and Spanish (2014)
Comments on the title and/or anything else about the project (e.g how long should it be) will be especially welcome.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about "Speechmanship" rather than "turn a deaf ear"

Anonymous said...

Or, better still, thanks to Le Carre, "SPEECHCRAFT"

Anonymous said...

Both as good as each other if you ask me. If it's half as good as Max Atkinson's other books, it will be even better and far easier to read than an online blog! But I too am curious to hear bout other good titles and sub-titles. So I look forward to seeing some more comments.

Max Atkinson said...

A THOUSAND THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If the book is to be an irreverent glance at speeches and communication based on Max's extensive experience but offered as more of an opinion piece rather than an instructional text, the title needs to reflect that. That's why I like 'Turn a Deaf Ear' or some other similar phrase.

Max Atkinson said...

Thanks to Anonymous IV for being so encouraging - I also think Turn a Deaf Ear is leading the field so far. But more suggestions still welcome.

Anonymous said...

How about WATCH WHAT YOU SAY?

Anonymous said...

or "Spokesperson" ??

Anonymous said...

Watch what you say and Spokesperson are promising indeed

Anonymous said...

DSA has failed three times and has a three letter initial. And I agree with everyone.

Anonymous said...

How about 'SEEN & HEARD'?