Linguistic Creativity in Japanese Discourse

Exploring the multiplicity of self, perspective, and voice

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Using theoretical concepts of self, perspective, and voice as an interpretive guide, and based on the Place of Negotiation theory, this volume explores the phenomenon of linguistic creativity in Japanese discourse, i.e., the use of language in specific ways for foregrounding personalized expressive meanings. Personalized expressive meanings include psychological, emotive, interpersonal, and rhetorical aspects of communication, encompassing broad meanings such as feelings of intimacy or distance, emotion, empathy, humor, playfulness, persona, sense of self, identity, rhetorical effects, and so on. Nine analysis chapters explore the meanings, functions, and effects observable in the indices of linguistic creativity, focusing on discourse creativity (style mixture, borrowing others’ styles, genre mixture), rhetorical creativity (puns, metaphors, metaphors in multimodal discourse), and grammatical creativity (negatives, demonstratives, first-person references). Based on the analysis of verbal and visual data drawn from multiple genres of contemporary cultural discourse, this work reveals that by creatively expressing in language we share our worlds from multiple perspectives, we speak in self’s and others’ many voices, and we endlessly create personalized expressive meanings as testimony to our own sense of being.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 159]  2007.  xvi, 356 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgments
xiii–xv
Part I. Preliminaries
1
Introduction
3–21
Background
23–44
Approaches
45–71
Part II. Discourse creativity
73
Style mixture and the use of rhetorical sentences
75–94
Borrowing others’ styles and manipulating styles-in-transit
95–117
Genre mixture between conversation and text
119–139
Part III. Rhetorical creativity
141
Puns and intertextuality
143–160
Mitate, futaku, and the macro-metaphor
161–185
Metaphors in multimodal discourse
187–208
Part IV. Grammatical creativity
209
Negatives for non-negative effects
211–232
Demonstratives and the perspectivization of discourse worlds
233–256
First-person references and the perspectivization of multiple selves
257–280
Part V. Reflections
281
Linguistic creativity in Japanese discourse and beyond
283–292
Appendix: Presentation of data in Japanese orthography
293–323
Notes
325–331
References
333–344
Data references
345–347
Author index
349–351
Subject index
353–356
“[...] for solid scholarship and lucid explanations of both theoretical and practical matters of linguistic creativity in Japanese, Maynard's work will be valued as an indispensable text for many years to come.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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