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Thu Jan 22 2004

Books: Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics: Cheng

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Message 1: Intercultural Conversation: Cheng

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 09:22:44 -0500 (EST)
From: paul <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Intercultural Conversation: Cheng


Title: Intercultural Conversation
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 118
			
Publication Year: 2004

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_118 

Author: Winnie Cheng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114651, Pages: xii, 279 pp., Price: USD 126.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253609, Pages: xii, 279 pp., Price: EUR 105.00
			
Abstract:

This innovative study of naturally-occurring English conversations
between Hong Kong Chinese and their native English friends and
colleagues makes a worthwhile contribution to the research literature
on intercultural conversation. Through analyzing dyadic intercultural
conversations, the study investigates the ways in which culturally
divergent conversationalists manage their organizational and
interpersonal aspects of the unfolding conversations. The study
focuses on five features of conversational interaction -
disagreements, compliments and compliment responses, simultaneous
talk, discourse topic management and discourse information structure -
where cultural values and attitudes are particularly evident. For each
of the features, hypotheses are formulated and tested through the
detailed analysis of twenty-five intercultural conversations. This
quantitative analysis is then followed by qualitative analysis of
excerpts from the conversations to show the ways in which
conversational interaction is performed and negotiated. The study
shows in very revealing ways that intercultural conversations involve
a complex, interactive and collaborative process of communication
between the participants.

Table of contents

List of figures and tables ix 
Acknowledgements xi 
Transcription notation xii 
1. Communication across cultures 1-16 
3. Research methodology and data collection 57-64 
5. Compliments and compliment responses 95-117 
6. Simultaneous talk 119-146 
8. Discourse information structure 193-229 
9. Conclusion 231-241 
Authors index 265-269

Lingfield(s):	Discourse Analysis 
		Pragmatics 			 

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)


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