Discourses in Interaction

| University of Helsinki
| University of Turku
| University of Turku
| University of Turku
ISBN 9789027256072 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027287496 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
The fourteen contributions in this collection come from different approaches in pragmatics, interactional linguistics, conversation analysis, discourse analysis and dialogue analysis; the name given to what is studied ranges from spoken language and conversation to interaction, dialogue, discourse and communication. What the articles have in common is a similar starting point: they are informed by a form of linguistic understanding which has emerged within what could be called the interactional turn. The materials investigated come from several different languages, representing a variety of interactions: private and public, written and spoken, historical and present-day. While studies of such diverse materials naturally differ in their starting points, goals and aims, engaging them in a dialogue can help reveal where old beliefs may be challenged and new understandings may emerge. The interactional approaches to discourse presented in this volume show that there are several discourses on interaction: interconnected, parallel, but also varying and even divergent.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 203]  2010.  vii, 315 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Discourse and the interactional turn
Marja-Liisa Helasvuo, Marjut Johansson and Sanna-Kaisa Tanskanen
Part 1. Dialogues between contexts
Contexts in context: Micro meets macro
Anita Fetzer
Communicative activity types as organisations in discourses and discourses in organisations
Per Linell
Discourse and context in a historical perspective: On courtroom interaction in Salem, 1692
Risto Hiltunen
Part 2. Constructing identity across genres
Pronominal choice in French conversational interaction: Indices of national identity in identity acts
Linda R. Waugh
Constructing interpersonal relations in the discourse of Russian media
Marjatta Vanhala-Aniszewski
Who communicates in the media supported by the Russian Church?
Lea Siilin
“O England! England! She says – my Father – my Sisters – my friends! – shall I ever see you more?” Reporting in 18th-century correspondence
Minna Nevala and Minna Palander-Collin
Part 3. Managing interpersonal relations
Power in Early Modern English courtroom discourse
Barbara Kryk-Kastovsky
“I desire to have some tyme to consider of it” A pragmaphilological approach to refusals and refutations in Modern-English trials
Ana E. Martínez-Insua
Interactive aspects of computer-mediated communication: ‘Disagreement’ in an English and a German public news group
Sonja Kleinke
‘A little story, for food for thought.......’: Narratives in advice discourse
Loukia Lindholm
Part 4. Structures in interaction
Appropriateness in interpersonal communication
Maria Sivenkova
Filling the German vorfeld in written and spoken discourse
Augustin Speyer
Phatic expressions in French and German telephone conversations
Anja Smith
“The most salient feature of this volume, I think, is that it presents readers with divergent research approaches and various types of data, such as courtroom interaction, media discourse, trials and telephone conversations. In so doing, it will benefit readers with different academic backgrounds. There are multiple reasons why the book can be recommended to a range of readers. It can not only serve as a course and reference book for students and researchers interested in the subject of discourse analysis, but also set the scene for further studies on interactional discourse linguistics.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010038020 | Marc record