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Mon Sep 10 2007

Books: Discourse Analysis/Socioling/Philosophy of Lang: Maynard

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Linguistic Creativity in Japanese Discourse: Maynard


Message 1: Linguistic Creativity in Japanese Discourse: Maynard
Date: 06-Sep-2007
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Linguistic Creativity in Japanese Discourse: Maynard
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Title: Linguistic Creativity in Japanese Discourse
Subtitle: Exploring the multiplicity of self, perspective, and voice
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 159
Published: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20159

Author: Senko K. Maynard
Hardback: ISBN: 9027254028 Pages: 384 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Abstract:

Using theoretical concepts of self, perspective, and voice as an
interpretive guide, and based on the Place of Negotiation theory, this
volume explores the phenomenon of linguistic creativity in Japanese
discourse, i.e., the use of language in specific ways for foregrounding
personalized expressive meanings. Personalized expressive meanings include
psychological, emotive, interpersonal, and rhetorical aspects of
communication, encompassing broad meanings such as feelings of intimacy or
distance, emotion, empathy, humor, playfulness, persona, sense of self,
identity, rhetorical effects, and so on. Nine analysis chapters explore the
meanings, functions, and effects observable in the indices of linguistic
creativity, focusing on discourse creativity (style mixture, borrowing
others' styles, genre mixture), rhetorical creativity (puns, metaphors,
metaphors in multimodal discourse), and grammatical creativity (negatives,
demonstratives, first-person references). Based on the analysis of verbal
and visual data drawn from multiple genres of contemporary cultural
discourse, this work reveals that by creatively expressing in language we
share our worlds from multiple perspectives, we speak in self's and others'
many voices, and we endlessly create personalized expressive meanings as
testimony to our own sense of being.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Philosophy of Language
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng )

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