Context and Appropriateness

Micro meets macro

| Lueneburg University
ISBN 9789027254061 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027292254 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This book departs from the premise that context and appropriateness represent complex relational configurations which can no longer be conceived as analytic primes but rather require the accommodation of micro and macro perspectives to capture their inherent dynamism. The edited volume presents a collection of papers which examine the connectedness between context and appropriateness from interdisciplinary perspectives. The papers use different theoretical frameworks, such as situation theory, speech act theory, cognitive pragmatics, sociopragmatics, discourse analysis, argumentation theory and functional linguistics. They reflect current moves in pragmatics and discourse analysis to cross disciplinary and methodological boundaries by integrating relevant premises and insights, in particular cognition, negotiation of meaning, sequentiality, recipient design and genre.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 162]  2007.  vi, 265 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Context, contexts and appropriateness
Anita Fetzer
Part I. Bridging problems between context and appropriateness
Similar situations
Varol Akman

Appropriateness and felicity conditions: A theoretical issue


Etsuko Oishi
Appropriateness: An adaptive view
Thanh Nyan
Part II: Bridging problems between communicative action and appropriateness
If I may say so : Indexing appropriateness in dialogue
Anita Fetzer
The appropriateness of questions
Annette Becker
Cooperative conflict and evasive language: The case of the 9-11 commission hearings
Lawrence N. Berlin
Part III: Bridging problems between micro and macro
The attenuating conditional: Context, appropriateness and interaction
Johanna Miecznikowski and Carla Bazzanella
Collaborative use of contrastive markers: Contextual and co-textual implications
Francesca Carota
“In the Introduction we are presented with a well-written and up-to-date overview of research on text, co-text, and context as they relate to appropriateness in language study. Dividing the book into three thematic areas adds to the readability of the research presented and the overall organization of the book. In each of the chapters, one finds well-presented theories or frameworks, balanced arguments, and defensible conclusions. The wide range of topics covered may render the book appealing, not only to language specialists and scholars, but also to advanced students. [...] An added value to this book lies in the fact that languages such as Italian and French are examined and analyzed, a welcome effort in a world dominated by English.”
“This is an exceptionally well-balanced, authoritative collection of current work on context and appropriateness in pragmatics. Anyone interested in keeping up with theoretical and analytical developments in this rapidly evolving area should have it on their bookshelf.”
“The articles presented here written by well-known experts analyse context and appropriateness from several different theoretical pespectives such as conversation analysis, pragmatics, sociopragmatics and critical discourse analysis. The variety of outlooks on different aspects of context and its multilayeredness provides a valuable overview of how these notions are used in language description.”
“This important collection of essays contributes significantly to theorizing the notions of context and appropriateness from several diverse perspectives. This volume provides an essential resource for scholars concerned with context and appropriateness in linguistic pragmatics and discourse analysis.”
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Subjects & Metadata
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:  2007015637 | Marc record