Contrastive Pragmatics

| University of Gothenburg
ISBN 9789027222602 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00
ISBN 9789027286642 | EUR 85.00 | USD 128.00

We have recently seen a broadening of pragmatics to new areas and to the study of more than one language. This is illustrated by the present volume on Contrastive Pragmatics which brings together a number of articles originally presented at the 10th International Pragmatics Conference in Göteborg in 2007. The contributions deal with pragmatic phenomena such as speech acts, discourse markers and modality in different language pairs using theoretical approaches such as politeness theory, Conversation Analysis, Appraisal Theory, grammaticalization and cultural textology. Also discourse practices and genres may differ across cultures as illustrated by the study of TV news shows in different countries. Contrastive pragmatics also includes the comparative study of pragmatic phenomena from a foreign language perspective, a new area with implications for language teaching and intercultural communication. The contributions to this volume were originally published in Languages in Contrast 9:1 (2009).

[Benjamins Current Topics, 30]  2011.  v, 182 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Modality and ENGAGEMENT in British and German political interviews
Annette Becker
The intersubjective function of modal adverbs: A contrastive English-French study of adverbs in journalistic discourse
Agnès Celle
Intersubjective positioning in French and English: A contrastive analysis of ‘ça dépend’ and ‘it depends’
Bart Defrancq and Bernard De Clerck
Challenges in contrast: A function-to-form approach
Anita Fetzer
Interruption in advanced learner French: Issues of pragmatic discrimination
Marie-Noëlle Guillot
Closeness and distance: The changing relationship to the audience in the American TV news show “CBS Evening News” and the Swiss “Tagesschau”
Martin Luginbühl
The nominative and infinitive in English and Dutch: An exercise in contrastive diachronic construction grammar
Dirk Noël and Timothy Colleman
“The contributions in Contrastive Pragmatics indeed succeed in offering new insights into relevant long-standing issues while showing how contrastive linguistics and pragmatics may contribute to each other by discovering that, even between very closely related languages and cultural backgrounds, remarkable differences can emerge from the examination of naturally-occurring corpus data. Undoubtedly the questions raised in this collective volume will stimulate further inquiries and will help future researchers find answers to their queries.”
“The present volume adds an interesting set of contributions to the increasingly popular field of contrastive pragmatics. It provides new insights into old issues, but also discusses hitherto under-researched topics, and the questions raised in it will certainly encourage further research in contrastive pragmatics.”
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Cited by 4 other publications

Brinton, Laurel J.
2015.  In The Handbook of Discourse Analysis,  pp. 222 ff. Crossref logo
Defrancq, Bart
2014. Review of Taboada, Doval Suárez & González Álvarez (2013): Contrastive Discourse Analysis. Functional and Corpus Perspectives. Languages in Contrast 14:2  pp. 321 ff. Crossref logo
Heyd, Theresa
2014.  Dude, Alter! . Pragmatics and Society 5:2  pp. 271 ff. Crossref logo
Verschueren, Jef
2016.  In Handbook of Pragmatics, Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011012729 | Marc record