John J. Gumperz. Professor Gumperz, a linguist at the University of California, Berkeley, who died on Friday at 91, was one of the leading authorities on discourse analysis, which studies not only who says what to whom, but also how it is said and in what context.gumperzobit-articleLarge

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In the mid-1950s, John J. Gumperz did fieldwork in India. His research concentrated on face-to-face verbal exchanges.

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