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LINGUIST List 16.2928

Mon Oct 10 2005

Books: Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics, Japanese: Morita

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Negotiation of Contingent Talk: Morita


Message 1: Negotiation of Contingent Talk: Morita
Date: 05-Oct-2005
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Negotiation of Contingent Talk: Morita


Title: Negotiation of Contingent Talk
Subtitle: The Japanese interactional particles ne and sa
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 137
Published: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20137

Author: Emi Morita, UCLA
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253803 Pages: xvi, 240 Price: Europe EURO 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253803 Pages: xvi, 240 Price: U.S. $ 138.00
Abstract:

Observing naturally occurring talk-in-interaction in Japanese, this book
examines how Japanese speakers segment their talk into relevant
interactional units and use particles such as ne and sa to accomplish local
pragmatic work. The study provides a conversation analytic, action-oriented
account for the ubiquity of such particles in Japanese talk.
The study argues that such particles are important resources for Japanese
speakers to negotiate and fine-tune particular conversational contingencies
within the emerging sequential environment of the talk. Various examples
show that prospective alignment and the negotiability of conversational
next action are ever-present issues for Japanese conversationalists and are
handled at the precise moment of their relevance through interlocutors'
deployment of ne and sa. This study thus adds to the literature on Japanese
conversational interaction a novel understanding of particle use in its
synthesis of functional linguistics and conversation analysis.

Table of contents

Acknowledgments xi-xii
Transcript conventions xiii-xiv
Abbreviations used in the interlinear gloss xv
1. Introduction 1-24
2. Review of previous research: Aspects of Japanese Particles 25-48
3. Interactionally-relevant units 49-93
4. Interactional particle Ne 95-151
5. Interactional particle Sa 153-209
6. Concluding remarks 211-222
References 223-236
Index 237-240

"Morita provides a most original analysis of how the Japanese particles ne
and sa are used to explicitly mark the way in which the context of an
utterance is attended to and constructed. Using actual conversations as
data, she demonstrates how precise placement of these particles enables
speakers to formulate the status of what is being said, their stance toward
it, and to negotiate such issues with hearers in the midst of emerging
utterances. This is a most original and important contribution to the
analysis of how Japanese grammar and the organization of
talk-in-interaction mutually shape each other."
Charles Goodwin, UCLA

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng )

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