Diana Boxer

List of John Benjamins publications for which Diana Boxer plays a role.



Subjects Communication Studies | Discourse studies | Pragmatics
Subjects Communication Studies | Discourse studies | Pragmatics
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


This study is an ethnographic analysis of narratives of self-disclosure in the context of recurring happy hour events among “the new old” – people in their sixties who are recently retired or who are about to do so. The storytellers herein share recollections that divulge past transgressions,… read more | Chapter
This paper studies a speech behavior commonly referred to as “bickering,” which occurs primarily among interlocutors of close social distance (e.g. partners, spouses, siblings, roommates). Using ethnographic methodology, the study analyzes 100 naturally occurring sequences of familial conflict… read more | Article
Boxer, Diana and María Elena Placencia 2018 Introduction: Closeness and conflictCloseness and conflict: The discourse of domestic discord across English and Spanish-speaking communities, Boxer, Diana and María Elena Placencia (eds.), pp. 167–176
During the last half of the 20th century grass root women’s movements have been instrumental in the transition to democracy in Latin America. These social movements were followed by an increased political representation of women at the congressional level, and within the last few decades, six women… read more | Article
Wilson, John and Diana Boxer 2015 Discourse, politics and womenDiscourse, Politics and Women as Global Leaders, Wilson, John and Diana Boxer (eds.), pp. 1–18
Wilson, John and Diana Boxer 2015 Conclusion: Women as political leaders: What now?Discourse, Politics and Women as Global Leaders, Wilson, John and Diana Boxer (eds.), pp. 345–352
This paper calls for the integration of first order and second order approaches in (im)politeness studies. Most previous research on the (im)politeness of Chinese speech behavior has been based on researchers’ interpretations and second order investigations. However, this study included a first… read more | Article
This study analyzes Mandarin speakers’ disagreement behavior in English as a Lingua Franca of Practice (ELFP) at “English Corners” in a Mainland China city. It focuses on the extent of participants’ disagreement behavior covariation with seven sociolinguistic variables. Qualitative and quantitative… read more | Article
Boxer, Diana 2010 Complaints: How to gripe and establish rapportSpeech Act Performance: Theoretical, empirical and methodological issues, Martínez-Flor, Alicia and Esther Usó-Juan (eds.), pp. 163–178
The speech act of complaint actually consists of two very different types of speech behaviours. While direct complaints are usually face threatening acts, indirect complaints typically serve to establish solidarity in social interaction. Little attention has been paid in the literature to indirect… read more | Article