William O. Beeman

List of John Benjamins publications for which William O. Beeman plays a role.



Beeman, William O. 2019 Ta’ārof: Pragmatic key to Iranian social behaviorHandbook of Pragmatics: 22nd Annual Installment, Östman, Jan-Ola and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 203–224 | Chapter
Beeman, William O. 2018 Benedict Anderson’s imagined communitiesHandbook of Pragmatics: 21st Annual Installment, Östman, Jan-Ola and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 81–110 | Chapter
Beeman, William O. 2014 Negotiating a passage to the meal in four culturesLanguage and Food: Verbal and nonverbal experiences, Szatrowski, Polly E. (ed.), pp. 31–52 | Article
Food plays a central role in hospitality in virtually every culture on earth. Eating together – “commensality” is perhaps one of the most basic human social acts, and is imbued with a special ritual quality.  In this paper I show that there are several stages that participants in commensality pass… read more
Beeman, William O. 2010 Performance pragmatics, neuroscience and evolutionPragmatics and Society 1:1, pp. 118–137 | Article
This paper addresses the question question: How do individuals affect others cognitively and emotionally through performance? Performance here is broadly defined as purposeful enactment or display behavior carried out in front of an audience. Following Alfred Schütz, Erving Goffman, Deborah Tannen… read more