Language, Social Structure, and Culture

A genre analysis of cooking classes in Japan and America

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Comparing Japanese and American interaction, Language, Social Structure, and Culture argues that language use is instrumental in the construction of social structure and culture. In order to ground the work in empirical evidence, verbal interaction in similar situations – Japanese and American cooking classes – is compared. Unlike other studies of verbal interaction, a genre analysis approach is used to examine regular patterns at three levels of language use: interaction, discourse, and grammar. Collectively, these patterns exhibit both similarities and differences across the classes in the two cultures, creating the unique event that has been institutionalized as a cooking class in each culture. In concluding, the author suggests that genre analysis is a useful approach for cross-cultural research in that it provides information about situation-specific language use, but also information about what aspects of linguistic structure are likely to become conventionalized across languages and cultures, across situations, and across time.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 109]  2003.  xiv, 228 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
ix–x
Transcription conventions
xi
Abbreviations in transcripts
xiii
Preliminaries: The relationship between genre, social structure and culture
1–16
A closer look at genre and related concepts
17–58
Regularities at the level of interaction: The structure of participation
59–108
Regularities at the level of discourse: The content of the talk
109–136
Regularities at the level of grammar: Clause structure and transitivity
137–186
Conclusion: A summary of the findings and some issues for further research
187–194
Notes
195–203
References
205–218
Index
219–223
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2002034193