The Pragmatics of Adaptability

| Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
| University of Southern Denmark
ISBN 9789027208323 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027260253 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Humans are adaptive beings. Gradually, we have produced the fundamental capacities for our cooperation, recognition of intentions, and interaction which led to the development of language and culture. The present collective volume builds on an orientation to pragmatics as the sustained and principled human adaptability in interaction, form, and meaning. Working on different strands of such a socially oriented pragmatics, the authors gathered in this volume study the adaptability of language as shaped by the conditions of society, culture, and cognition. Grouped in four sections, the book’s chapters explore the embedding of adaptability in language ideology, text, communicative practice, and learning. Adopting these various perspectives, the authors gauge how language users navigate the different layers of societal, cognitive, and communicative constraints, while adapting their communicative practices, language ideologies, and technologies of interaction to their everyday living conditions.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 319]  2021.  vi, 358 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: The ability to form and transform in pragmatics
N. Daniel Silva and Jacob L. Mey
Section I. Adapting truth, speech acts, and ideologies
Chapter 1. Adaptability and truth
Jacob L. Mey
Chapter 2. How do we adapt ourselves in performing an illocutionary act?
Etsuko Oishi
Chapter 3. Adapting to changing concepts of time: From life to fiction
Hermine Penz
Chapter 4. The reality of technological worldviews: Time and space frames of reference in the world of self-driving cars
Bertie Kaal
Section II. Adapting text and textuality
Chapter 5. Ad-appting children’s stories
Theo van Leeuwen
Chapter 6. Self-containment and contamination: Two competing circuits of adaptability
N. Daniel Silva and Branca Falabella Fabrício
Chapter 7. Quotation, meta-data and transparency of sources in mediated political discourse
Anita Fetzer
Chapter 8. The adaptability of becoming: Karina Buhr’s becoming-junglehood
Dina Maria Martins Ferreira and Jony Kellson de Castro Silva
Section III. Adaptive communities of practice
Chapter 9. Face, conflict, and adaptability in mediated intercultural invitations: Young adults navigate complexities of ethnicity, gender, nationality and age
Branca Telles Ribeiro, Lucy Bunning and Liliana Cabral Bastos
Chapter 10. Discussing breast cancer in cyber spaces: A pragmatic study
Renata Martins Amaral and Maria das Graças Dias Pereira
Chapter 11. Expressing opinions and emotions while travelling on-line: A corpus-pragmatic approach
Eva M. Mestre and Jesús Romero-Trillo
Chapter 12. How LINE users struggle to come to terms with the adaptability-adaptivity dilemma
Songthama Intachakra
Section IV. Adapting learning and teaching
Chapter 13. Apprenticeship in microbiology: Embodied adaptation to experimental and technological aspects of learning
Inger Mey
Chapter 14. Technological context: A new pragmatic product created by mobile devices
Hussain Al Sharoufi
Chapter 15. Language policy and language teaching: Conditions of adaptability
Silvana A. C. Prado and Djane A. Correa
Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020046040 | Marc record