Interpersonal Pragmatics

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Miriam A. Locher, Sage L. Graham
Walter de Gruyter, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 497 pages
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This handbook focuses on the interpersonal aspects of language in use, exploring key concepts such as face, im/politeness, identity, or gender, as well as mitigation, respect/deference, and humour in a variety of settings. The volume includes theoretical overviews as well as empirical studies from experts in a range of disciplines within linguistics and communication studies and provides a multifaceted perspective on both theoretical and applied approaches to the role of language in relational work.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction to interpersonal pragmatics
1
Laying the foundations
17
Recent research trails
43
4 Politeness in East Asia
71
Issues and definitions
101
6 Relating
137
7 Social cognition
167
8 The negotiation of identities
205
11 Respect and deference
271
12 Swearing
289
13 Humour
307
14 Interpersonal issues in the workplace
329
Rebellion resistance and other ways of behaving badly
353
16 Interpersonal issues in health discourse
381
17 Interpersonal issues in political discourse
405
18 Interpersonal issues in the discourse of dating ads
435

9 Gender and interpersonal pragmatics
225
10 Mitigation
253
Backmatter
463
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Miriam A. Locher, University of Basel, Switzerland; Sage L. Graham, University of Memphis, USA.

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