Spaces of Polyphony

| Universitat Pompeu Fabra
| Universitat Pompeu Fabra
ISBN 9789027210326 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027273581 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
Spaces of Polyphony covers a lot of ground. It echoes the voices of researchers and their informants from many different places and backgrounds. Among the variety of languages under study and methodological approaches there is also a common ground and narrative thread underpinning the polyphonic chorus of the contributors. From a shared starting point of discourse analysis and inspiration from Bakhtin, the various authors span from East to West, from Moscow to Texas, from Romania and Czech Republic to Mexico. They look into all ages, starting from early childhood, and many walks of life, ranging from casual chatting among relatives to parliamentary speeches and TV shows, including formal education, literary inner monologue and translation. Irony, humour and self-awareness are recurrent themes. The array of voices and dialogism studied in this book is such that it even includes the silent (silenced) voices of people forced to express their heritage by weaving their discourse.
[Dialogue Studies, 15]  2012.  vii, 299 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Clara Ubaldina Lorda and Patrick Zabalbeascoa
Part 1. Strategies in daily conversations
Chapter 1. Strategy and creativity in dialogue
Robert E. Sanders
Chapter 2. Conversational irony: Evaluating complaints
Maria Christodoulidou
Chapter 3. Speaking through other voices: Conversational humour as a polyphonic phenomenon
Béatrice Priego-Valverde
Part 2. Plural identities and viewpoints in acquisition and language learning
Chapter 4. The self as other: Self words and pronominal reversals in language acquisition
Aliyah Morgenstern
Chapter 5. The function of formulations in polyphonic dialogues
Claudio Baraldi
Chapter 6. Observing the paradox: Interrogative-negative questions as cues for a monophonic promotion of polyphony in educational practices
Federico Farini
Chapter 7. Co-construction of identity in the Spanish heritage language classroom
Rachel Elizabeth Showstack
Part 3. The play of voices in mass media and politics
Chapter 8. Polyphonic strategies used in polemical dialogue
Daciana Vlad
Chapter 9. Metacommunication and intertextuality in British and Russian parliamentary answers
Maria Sivenkova
Chapter 10. The role of prosody in a Czech talk-show
Martin Havlík
Chapter 11. Intertextuality as a means of positioning in a talk-show
Svĕtla Čmejrková and Jana Hoffmannová
Part 4. Social and cultural polyphony and intertextuality
Chapter 12. Rumour in the present Romanian press: Aspects of knowledge sources and their linguistic markers
Margareta Manu Magda
Chapter 13. Peritextual dialogue in the dynamics of poetry translatability
Ana Ene
Chapter 14. Voices through time in Meso-American textiles
Josefina Anaya
Part 5. Dialogism in literary discourse
Chapter 15. “Finn Mac Cool in his mind was wrestling with his people”: Polyphonic dialogues in Flann O’Brien’s comic writing
Flore Coulouma
Chapter 16. Dialogization, ontology, metadiscourse
Emilia Afana Parpala
Chapter 17. Ironic palimpsests in the Romanian poetry of the nineties
Carmen Popescu
Chapter 18. Polyphony in interior monologues
Ilaria Riccioni and Andrzej Zuczkowski
General references
“The lively dialogism and colorful array of voices in this book make it an exciting and memorable ‘polyphonic journey’. It represents a valuable resource for students and scholars of dialogue analysis, literary analysis, linguistics and intercultural communication who seek to broaden their knowledge of the field beyond their specialization.”
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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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ONIX 2.1
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