Thanking Formulae in English

Explorations across varieties and genres

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In the present study the use of thanking formulae is examined across different genres and varieties of English. Data is taken from the British National Corpus and the Wellington Corpus of Spoken New Zealand English.
Employing a form-to-function mapping, thanking formulae are not only analysed quantitatively, but also qualitatively accounting for local contexts and genre. Additionally, the status of thanking formulae is examined in the most prominent models of politeness, and the interpersonal relation amongst the interlocutors is investigated. The first part is devoted to a variational analysis, which is supplemented by a genre perspective in the second part. The findings of the study contribute new insights to research on thanking (formulae), politeness, variational pragmatics and media discourse.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 230]  2013.  xv, 308 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of tables
xi–xii
List of figures
xiii
1. Introduction
1–4
2. Setting the scene: Theoretical background
5–50
3. Methodology
51–80
4. Focus on varieties: Thanking formulae in British and New Zealand English
81–208
5. Focus on genre: Thanking formulae in radio texts
209–284
6. Conclusion
285–292
Bibliography
293–306
Index
307–308
“An inspiring read, well-structured and parallel in the arrangement and presentation of elaborated criteria set up by the author herself. Amongst further noteworthy assets of the book are the detailed quantitative itemization and the many insightful and context-related discussions of the data, pointing out quite a number of formal and functional characteristics of TF that have been overlooked so far. Moreover, this study contributes to linguistic research on TF in spoken English – with radio phone-ins certainly representing an abundance of linguistic research potential.”
“The book makes important contributions to the field of variational pragmatics. It adds to the rather limited body of studies on varieties of English other than British and American English, in this case New Zealand English. It demonstrates a way to combine pragmatics research and corpus linguistics. In addition, it comprehensively explores thanking formulae and verifies the models of politeness against its findings, which makes the study unique in the field of pragmatics research. This book is recommended for researchers and students at the graduate level who are interested in pragmatics, sociolinguistics and politeness theories.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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