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LINGUIST List 19.1226

Thu Apr 10 2008

Books: Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics/Socioling: Geluykens, Kraft (Eds)

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Institutional Discourse in Cross-Cultural Contexts: Geluykens, Kraft (Eds)

Message 1: Institutional Discourse in Cross-Cultural Contexts: Geluykens, Kraft (Eds)
Date: 09-Apr-2008
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Institutional Discourse in Cross-Cultural Contexts: Geluykens, Kraft (Eds)
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Title: Institutional Discourse in Cross-Cultural Contexts
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Pragmatics 14
Published: 2008
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Editor: Ronald Geluykens
Editor: Bettina Kraft
Paperback: ISBN: 9783895867750 Pages: 280 Price: Europe EURO 70.00

While the fields of Institutional Discourse Analysis and Cross-Cultural
Pragmatics are now two well established, and rapidly growing,
subdisciplines within pragmatics, the cross-section between these two areas
remains underexplored. The current book attempts to explore this
interdisciplinary dimension, by presenting a collection of papers dealing
with cross-cultural aspects of institutional interaction, approached from a
variety of methodological perspectives (such as ethnomethodology, speech
act theory, and systemic-functional grammar).

Two areas of institutional interaction are explored in detail. The first is
classroom interaction, where the focus is mainly on the question how
foreign language learners can improve their communicative competence in a
formal teaching environment. Phenomena investigated here include
intonation, phatic talk, speech act realisations, and the issue of
autonomous language learning. The second context is that of professional
interaction in the narrow sense, which incorporates both business and
academic discourse, and which includes both written (e.g. business letters)
and spoken (e.g. conferencing, service encounters) modes of communication.

Given that this collection has institutional (or professional) discourse as
its main focus, it is an ideal companion volume to the earlier 'Discourse
in Professional Contexts' (edited by R. Geluykens and K. Pelsmaekers, 1999)
collection published in the same series.

PART I: Theoretical Preliminaries
Chapter 1: Introduction: The Cross-Cultural Dimension of Institutional
Ronald Geluykens and Bettina Kraft
Chapter 2: Taking a Multiple Analysis Approach to Discourse
Paul Erik Flyvholm Jørgensen (Aarhus School of Business)

PART II: Classroom Interaction in Cross-Cultural Contexts
Chapter 3: Phatic Talk in Learner - Native Speaker Interaction Bernhard
Bielick (University of Potsdam)
Chapter 4: Instructional Effects on the Use of Request Acts Modification
Devices by EFL Learners
Maria Pilar Safont Jordà (Universitat Jaume I)
Chapter 5: Classroom Procedures and the Development of Pragmatic Competence
Lienhard Legenhausen (University of Muenster)
Chapter 6: What does the Tonic Say in Pre-School Teacher Talk in the EFL
Classroom? An Acoustic-Based Analysis of Tonicity
Riesco Bernier, Silvia & Romero Trillo, Jesús (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

PART III: Cross-Cultural Professional Communication
Chapter 7: Requesting in Native and Non-Native Business Letters Ronald
Geluykens (University of Oldenburg)
Chapter 8: Deductive and Inductive Methods in the Teaching of Business
Pragmatics: Not an Either/Or!
Anna Trosborg (Aarhus School of Business)
Chapter 9: Lexical Density and Grammatical Intricacy in Conferencing Eija
Ventola (University of Helsinki)
Chapter 10: Complaint Sequences in Service Encounters
Bettina Kraft (University of Southampton) & Ronald Geluykens (University of

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng )

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