Cultural Keywords in Discourse

Editors
| Roskilde University
| University of New England
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Cultural keywords are words around which whole discourses are organised. They are culturally revealing, difficult to translate and semantically diverse. They capture how speakers have paid attention to the worlds they live in and embody socially recognised ways of thinking and feeling. The book contributes to a global turn in cultural keyword studies by exploring keywords from discourse communities in Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, Japan, Melanesia, Mexico and Scandinavia. Providing new case studies, the volume showcases the diversity of ways in which cultural logics form and shape discourse.

The Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) approach is used as a unifying framework for the studies. This approach offers an attractive methodology for doing explorative discourse analysis on emic and culturally-sensitive grounds. Cultural Keywords in Discourse will be of interest to researchers and students of semantics, pragmatics, cultural discourse studies, linguistic ethnography and intercultural communication.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 277]  2017.  ix, 249 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Typographical conventions and symbols
ix
Chapter 1. How words do things with people
Carsten Levisen and Sophia Waters
1–23
Chapter 2. Nice as a cultural keyword: The semantics behind Australian discourses of sociality
Sophia Waters
25–54
Chapter 3. Bogan as a keyword of contemporary Australia: Sociality and national discourse in Australian English
Roslyn Rowen
55–82
Chapter 4. Social keywords in postcolonial Melanesian discourse: Kastom ‘traditional culture’ and tumbuna ‘ancestors’
Carsten Levisen and Carol Priestley
83–106
Chapter 5. Talking about Livet ‘life’ in Golden Age Danish: Semantics, discourse and cultural models
Magnus Hamann and Carsten Levisen
107–129
Chapter 6. Visuality, identity and emotion: Rosa mexicano as a Mexican Spanish keyword
Karime Aragón
131–156
Chapter 7. Subúrbio and suburbanos : Two cultural keywords in Brazilian discourse
Ana Paulla Braga Mattos
157–182
Chapter 8. Cantonese ‘mong4’: A cultural keyword of ‘busy’ Hong Kong
Helen Hue Lam Leung
183–210
Chapter 9. Kawaii discourse: The semantics of a Japanese cultural keyword and its social elaboration
Yuko Asano-Cavanagh
211–234
Chapter 10. An invitation to keyword studies: Guidance for future research
Carsten Levisen and Sophia Waters
235–242
Index
243–249
“Both the chapter authors and (especially) the editors must be congratulated on a solid contribution to cultural linguistics/ethnolinguistics, especially to Anna Wierzbicka's highly original, unique NSM framework. Given the fact that both Levisen and Waters have many years of scholarly career ahead of them, the future of the field looks promising.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017015071 | Marc record