Pnina Shukrun-Nagar

List of John Benjamins publications for which Pnina Shukrun-Nagar plays a role.


The Discourse of Indirectness: Cues, voices and functions

Edited by Zohar Livnat, Pnina Shukrun-Nagar and Galia Hirsch

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 316] 2020. viii, 257 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics


The article examines the pragmatic functions of the Hebrew graphic laughter marker “hhh” in a particularly turbulent public-political discursive arena – online readers’ comments to Facebook posts by the two leading contenders for the post of Israeli prime minister during the 2020 election campaign,… read more | Article
Livnat, Zohar, Pnina Shukrun-Nagar and Galia Hirsch 2020 IntroductionThe Discourse of Indirectness: Cues, voices and functions, Livnat, Zohar, Pnina Shukrun-Nagar and Galia Hirsch (eds.), pp. 1–16
This paper discusses readers’ comments on posts written by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his Facebook page in November 2017. It focuses on the use of ironic echoes (Sperber & Wilson 1981), including multi-stage ones, to either enhance or damage Netanyahu’s ethos as a successful… read more | Chapter
This study examines the news broadcasts of the Israeli TV Channel 2. It focuses on coverage of instances in which Haredi ‘Jewish ultra-Orthodox’ individuals are accused of committing immoral acts such as child abuse, hit and run accident and rape. I argue that in all of these instances, the moral… read more | Article
The chapter examines readers’ comments on a Facebook post in which the Israeli politician Yair Lapid positions himself as an ordinary person. Based on Sacks (1984), it is argued that such positioning is characterized by themes, perspectives, and communicative patterns typical of ordinary people,… read more | Chapter
This paper discusses the potential of semantic, pragmatic and grammatical devices used in the Israeli television news coverage of a dispute to promote one agenda, negate a contradictory one and position the correspondent as a participant in the dispute. Moreover, I argue that viewers of news… read more | Article