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Books: Sociolinguistics/Discourse Analysis: Mayes

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Message 1: Language, Social Structure, and Culture: Mayes

Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 16:36:45 +0000
From: paul <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Language, Social Structure, and Culture: Mayes



Title: Language, Social Structure, and Culture
Subtitle: A genre analysis of cooking classes in Japan and America
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 109
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins 
 http://www.benjamins.com/, http://www.benjamins.nl		 
			
Book URL:
http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P_bns_109
 
Author: Patricia Mayes, University of Wisconsin 

Hardback: ISBN: 902725351X, Pages: xiv, 228 pp., Price: EUR 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588113469, Pages: xiv, 228 pp., Price: USD 85.00
			
Abstract:

Comparing Japanese and American interaction, Language, Social
Structure, and Culture argues that language use is instrumental in the
construction of social structure and culture. In order to ground the
work in empirical evidence, verbal interaction in similar situations -
Japanese and American cooking classes - is compared. Unlike other
studies of verbal interaction, a genre analysis approach is used to
examine regular patterns at three levels of language use: interaction,
discourse, and grammar. Collectively, these patterns exhibit both
similarities and differences across the classes in the two cultures,
creating the unique event that has been institutionalized as a cooking
class in each culture. In concluding, the author suggests that genre
analysis is a useful approach for cross-cultural research in that it
provides information about situation-specific language use, but also
information about what aspects of linguistic structure are likely to
become conventionalized across languages and cultures, across
situations, and across time.


Table of contents

Acknowledgments ix-x 
Transcription conventions xi 
Abbreviations in transcripts xiii 
Preliminaries: The relationship between genre, social structure and
 culture 1-16
A closer look at genre and related concepts 17-58 
Regularities at the level of interaction: The structure of
 participation 59-108
Regularities at the level of discourse: The content of the talk
 109-136
Regularities at the level of grammar: Clause structure and
 transitivity 137-186
Conclusion: A summary of the findings and some issues for further
 research 187-194
Notes 195-203 
References 205-218 
Index 219-223

Lingfield(s): Discourse Analysis
		Sociolinguistics
		Anthropological Linguistics	 

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)


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