Profiling Discourse Participants

Forms and functions in Spanish conversation and debates

| Université catholique de Louvain
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The construction of discourse is a challenging field where many discourse structures and interactional effects remain poorly understood. This analysis provides a systematic explanation for the way in which discourse participants (speaker and hearer) are construed in Spanish through a corpus-driven analysis of informal conversation, TV-debates and parliamentary debates. It deals not only with person deixis, but with the full range of possibilities speakers choose from when profiling their self or their relationship with the interlocutor. This analysis also offers new insights into the operationalization of the concepts of subjectivity and intersubjectivity as tools for the analysis of person reference and genre comparison. The comparative and corpus-driven approach offers methodological tools for genre analysis that can be transposed to other languages and/or genres. The detailed description of three socially highly relevant discourse types from a cognitive-functional perspective makes this book a useful resource not only for pragmatists but also for researchers in political and media discourse.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 246]  2014.  xvii, 307 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of figures
ix–x
List of tables
xi–xii
List of abbreviations
xiii–xiv
Acknowledgements
xv–xviii
Chapter I. General introduction
1–20
Chapter II. Person deixis
21–152
Chapter III. Discourse participant profiling beyond 
person deixis
153–186
Chapter IV. Indeterminate constructions
187–228
Chapter V. Discourse participant profiling: An integrated account
229–266
Chapter VI. Conclusions and prospects for further research
267–274
References
275–302
Index
303–308
“Barbara De Cock's book makes an important contribution to our understanding of discourse in different interactional text types, showing the way participant profiling shapes discourse structure through personal deixis and other resources. A must-read for anyone interested in discourse linguistics.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014013548 | Marc record