Advice in Discourse

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| European University of Flensburg
| University of Basel
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This multi-faceted collection of research papers on Advice in Discourse focuses on advisory practices in different contexts. Data is drawn from academic, educational and training settings, health-related practices, and computer-mediated communication. The languages involved are Cantonese, English, Finnish, Japanese, Spanish and Russian. The chapters treat professional and institutional practices, practices that contain peer interaction within an institutional framework, and non-institutional peer interaction, as well as solicited and non-solicited advice in written and spoken form. The work reported on clearly demonstrates the complexity of the advisory activity, which needs to be studied in its cultural framework and interactional context. The richness and diversity of this practice is studied from different methodological angles, covering qualitative and quantitative as well as theoretical and empirical analyses. The volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the research field, thought-provoking theoretical discussions and extensive references for future research. It is essential for linguists, advice-practitioners and for those who want to learn more about the discourse of advice.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 221]  2012.  ix, 376 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
ix–x
Chapter 1. Introduction to advice in discourse
Miriam A. Locher and Holger Limberg
1–28
Part I. Advice in academic, educational and training settings
Chapter 2. Question-prefaced advice in feedback sequences of Finnish academic supervisions
Sanna Vehviläinen
31–52
Chapter 3. ‘You could make this clearer’: Teachers’ advice on ESL academic writing
Ken Hyland and Fiona Hyland
53–72
Chapter 4. ‘It wouldn’t hurt if you had your child evaluated’: Advice to mothers in responses to vignettes from a US teaching context
Andrea DeCapua and Joan Findlay Dunham
73–96
Chapter 5. The advising sequence and its preference structures in graduate peer tutoring at an American university
Hansun Zhang Waring
97–118
Chapter 6. ‘Yes that’s a good idea’: Peer advice in academic discourse at a UK university
Jo Angouri
119–144
Chapter 7. Mentoring migrants: Facilitating the transition to the New Zealand workplace
Bernadette Vine, Janet Holmes and Meredith Marra
145–166
Part II. Advice in medical and health-related settings
Chapter 8. Advice giving – terminable and interminable: The case of British health visitors
John Heritage and Anna Lindström
169–194
Chapter 9. ‘You may know better than I do’: Negotiating advice-giving in Down Syndrome screening in a Hong Kong prenatal hospital
Olga Zayts-Spence and Stephanie Schnurr
195–212
Chapter 10. Requesting and receiving advice on the telephone: An analysis of telephone helplines in Australia
Michael Emmison and Alan Firth
213–232
Chapter 11. The pursuit of advice on US peer telephone helplines: Sequential and functional aspects
Christopher Pudlinski
233–252
Part III. Advice in computer-mediated settings
Chapter 12. Online advice in Japanese: Giving advice in an Internet discussion forum
Phillip R. Morrow
255–280
Chapter 13. Online peer-to-peer advice in Spanish Yahoo!Respuestas
María Elena Placencia
281–306
Part IV. Cross-cultural and corpus linguistic perspectives on advice
Chapter 14. ‘Advice’ in English and in Russian: A contrastive and cross-cultural perspective
Anna Wierzbicka
309–332
Chapter 15. ‘Well it’s not for me to advise you, of course...’: Advice and advise in the British National Corpus of English
Catherine Diederich and Nicole Höhn
333–358
Contributors
359–366
Subject index
367–372
Author index
373–376
Advice in Discourse is a groundbreaking book that demonstrates the importance of advice giving and receiving in our modern world, and it provides a broad range of approaches to its study. A must-read not only for discourse analysts, sociolinguists and speech act theorists but also for practitioners in all kinds of advisory contexts themselves.”
“Each paper in this collection can be considered as a practical example to spotlight one specific communicative act and to investigate it in specific fields of occurrence. Therefore, it can be used as a comprehensive guidance book for discourse analysts and sociolinguists. The richness and diversity of the research presented in this book can be seen from the range of languages that it involves, such as English, Cantonese, Finnish, Japanese, Spanish and Russian. As well, the qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in studying advice in discourse and extensive references for future research included are invaluable for both advanced learners and beginners of discourse analysis.”
“The collection makes valuable contributions on a number of issues [...]. The book unveils the enormous linguistic and relational complexity of advice-giving in a variety of settings and cultures, and is a fascinating reading for those interested in advising practices from a linguistic, communicative, ethical, pragmatic, and socio-cultural perspective.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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