Metapragmatics in Use

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| Universität Augsburg
| Universität Jena
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This collection of papers fills a gap in current research on both metapragmatics and pragmatics in that it combines data-based pragmatic analysis with metapragmatic theory and focuses on the ways in which metadiscourse is actually used. The 12 contributions investigate speech acts and verbal (as well as non-verbal) expressions which highlight (meta-)linguistic aspects of ongoing discourse and thus provoke a deviation from the latter’s original direction and purpose. All case studies discuss ways and means which interactants employ to resolve diverging pragmatic expectations in communication. The papers analyze authentic examples from English and other languages (and cultures), including Thai, Chinese and Japanese, and center around three principal domains of communication: ordinary everyday interaction, interaction in educational contexts and in specialized discourse. The introductory chapter locates the various contributions within a systematically broader theoretical framework. The wide scope of the collection, its empirical orientation and the reader-friendly form of presentation should appeal to anyone interested in pragmatics, whether scholar or student.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 165]  2007.  viii, 301 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
Introducing metapragmatics in use
Axel Hübler and Wolfram Bublitz
1–26
Part A. Metapragmatics in everyday use
27
"Don't blame me for criticizing you ... ": A study of metapragmatic comments in Thai
Krisadawan Hongladarom
29–47
Facework and multiple selves in apologetic metapragmatic comments in Japanese
Barbara Pizziconi
49–72
Metapragmatic function of quotative markers in Japanese
Satoko Suzuki
73–85
Metapragmatic utterances in computer-mediated interaction
Sanna-Kaisa Tanskanen
87–106
On the metapragmatics of gestures
Axel Hübler
107–128
Language shift in conversation as a metapragmatic comment
Hartmut Haberland
129–140
Part B. Metapragmatics in educational use
141
Metapragmatic comments in institutional talk: A comparative analysis across settings
Anna Ciliberti and Laurie Anderson
143–166
Metapragmatic expressions in physics lectures: Integrating representations, guiding processing, and assigning participant roles
Sara W. Smith and Xiaoping Liang
167–197
The acquisition of metapragmatic abilities in preschool children
Juliane Stude
199–220
Part C. Metapragmatics in specialized use
221
'So your story now is that ... ': Metapragmatic framing strategies in courtroom interrogation
Richard W. Janney
223–234
A metapragmatic examination of therapist reformulations
Peter Muntigl
235–262
Building common ground through metapragmatic comments in international project work
Hermine Penz
263–292
Author index
293–296
Subject index
297–301
“[...] this volume is interesting and engagingly written and stands in its own right as a valuable addition to the literature on metapragmatics.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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