Applying Sociolinguistics

Domains and face-to-face interaction

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Diana Boxer’s Applying Sociolinguistics: Domains and Face-to-Face Interaction is an up-to-date overview of discourse studies in oral interaction. Its focus is on encounters in the various spheres of life: family, educational, social, religious, and work, with an additional chapter on cross-cultural face-to-face interaction in these domains. Each chapter reviews current research in that specific domain, with particular attention to methodological issues. For example, in-depth explanations are offered to the reader on how the various approaches to studying face-to-face discourse (e.g. ethnographic, conversational analytic, interactional sociolinguistic) lend themselves to answering different research questions. Each chapter also culminates with an original analysis by the author of face-to-face interaction in that particular domain. Topics include: nagging in family interaction; bragging and boasting in workplace interaction; sarcasm in educational interaction; joking and teasing in social interaction; rite-of-passage discourse in religious interaction; and gatekeeping discourse in cross-cultural interaction.
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Table of Contents
List of abbreviations
xi
1. Introduction
1–20
2. Face-to-face in the family domain
21–46
3. Face-to-face in the social domain
47–88
4. Face-to-face in the education domain
89–124
5. Face-to-face in the religious domain
125–146
6. Face-to-face in the workplace domain
147–175
7. Face-to-face in cross-cultural interactions
177–210
8. Conclusion
211–223
Appendix
225
Bibliography
227–239
Index
241–244
“This book is well-written and accessible. It should interest linguists widely, but especially those who are interested in the intersection of language, sociology and culture, and especially those interested in applied linguistics and sociolinguistics. Since the book offers in each chapter an overview on previous studies in face-to-face interaction, but also a view to recent work by the author, it works

both as an introduction for scholars and students to the field of face-to-face interaction in applied linguistics / sociolinguistics and as way to acquaint oneself with the more recent work in the field.

“Diana Boxer presents an excellent account of face-to-face interaction in various domains. This well-written and reader-friendly book shows the contributions sociolinguistics can make to better understanding between human beings. This book would be of value to anyone interested in the face-to-face interaction of our life.”
“Boxer has written a lively and accessible review of a wide range of studies on face-to-interaction as found in five domains of everyday life: family, social life, education, religion, and employment. In her discussion of the different domains, Boxer describes the particular methodological approaches used in the study of language and illustrates her points with a range of examples taken from a variety of social contexts. The book reflects the extensive knowledge of its author and promises to be an important contribution to the field.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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