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LINGUIST List 19.603

Thu Feb 21 2008

Books: Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics/Sociolinguistics: Félix-Brasdefer

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Politeness in Mexico and the United States: Félix-Brasdefer


Message 1: Politeness in Mexico and the United States: Félix-Brasdefer
Date: 20-Feb-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Politeness in Mexico and the United States: Félix-Brasdefer
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Title: Politeness in Mexico and the United States
Subtitle: A contrastive study of the realization and perception of refusals
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 171
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20171

Author: J. César Félix-Brasdefer
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027254153 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027254153 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 134.00
Abstract:

This book explores the issue of politeness phenomena and socially
appropriate behavior in two societies, Mexico and the United States, in
three different contexts: refusing invitations, requests, and suggestions.
In addition to a state-of-the-art review of the speech act of refusals in
numerous languages, the book provides a rigorous analysis of data
collection methods utilized to examine speech act behavior at the
production and perception levels. Many examples of native speaker
interactions illustrate the similarities and differences observed in the
realization patterns and the perception of refusals by Mexicans and
Americans in formal and informal situations. The data are analyzed in terms
of refusal sequences and pragmatic strategies which are strategically used
to carry out relational work during the negotiation of face. The results of
the quantitative and qualitative analyses are interpreted in light of the
notions of face, politeness, and relational work in Mexico and the United
States. This publication will be of interest to researchers and students in
pragmatics and discourse analysis, cross-cultural communication, and sociology.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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