Dialogue and Culture

| Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz
| Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
ISBN 9789027210180 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027291271 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
The volume deals with the relationship between language, dialogue, human nature and culture by focusing on an approach that considers culture to be a crucial component of dialogic interaction. Part I refers to the so-called ‘language instinct debate’ between nativists and empiricists and introduces a mediating position that regards language and dialogue as determined by both human nature and culture. This sets the framework for the contributions of Part II which propose varying theoretical positions on how to address the ways in which culture influences dialogue. Part III presents more empirically oriented studies which demonstrate the interaction of components in the ‘mixed game’ and focus, in particular, on specific action games, politeness and selected verbal means of communication.
[Dialogue Studies, 1]  2007.  xii, 262 pp.
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Table of Contents
Part I. Language, biology and culture: The crucial debate
Minds in Uniform: How generative linguistics regiments culture and why it shouldn't
Geoffrey Sampson
The sociobiology of language
Edda Weigand
Part II. Theoretical positions
Some general thoughts about linguistic typology and dialogue linguistics
Walter Bisang
Intercultural dialogue and academic discourse
Svĕtla Čmejrková
The speech act of refusals within the minimal action game: A comparative study of German and Japanese
Marion Grein
Gestural regulators in French, Japanese and American English dialogues
Caroline E. Nash
Quantity scales towards culture-specific profiles of discourse norms
Elda Weizman
Part III. Empirically oriented studies of the 'mixed game': Specific action games, politeness and selected verbal means of communication
Dialogue interpreting as intercultural mediation: An analysis in health care multicultural settings
Claudio Baraldi and Laura Gavioli
Cultural differences in the speech act of greeting
Sebastian Feller
Refusals and politeness in directive action games: Cultural differences between Korean and German
Yongkil Cho
How diplomatic can a language be? The unwritten rules in a language: An analysis of spoken Sinhala
Neelakshi Chandrasena Premawardhena
Cultural values and their hierarchies in everyday discourse
Ksenia Shilikhina
Cultural and contextual constraints in communication
Michael R. Walrod
General index
List of contributors
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Mirzaei, Azizullah & Faranak Forouzandeh
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Weigand, Edda
2018.  In Dialogic Ethics [Dialogue Studies, 30],  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
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:  2007041393 | Marc record