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LINGUIST List 22.3331

Mon Aug 22 2011

Books: Applied Linguistics/Linguistic Theories/Pragmatics: Norris

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        1.     Julia Ulrich , Identity in (Inter)action: Norris

Message 1: Identity in (Inter)action: Norris
Date: 28-Jul-2011
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Identity in (Inter)action: Norris
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Title: Identity in (Inter)action
Subtitle: Introducing Multimodal (Inter)action Analysis
Series Title: Trends in Applied Linguistics [TAL] 4
Published: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?isbn=978-1-934078-27-3

Author: Sigrid Norris
Electronic: ISBN: 9781934078280 Pages: 298 Price: Europe EURO 69.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781934078273 Pages: 298 Price: Europe EURO 69.95
Abstract:

In this monograph, the author offers a new way of examining the much
discussed notion of identity through the theoretical and methodological approach
called "multimodal interaction analysis". Moving beyond a traditional discourse
analysis focus on spoken language, this book expands our understanding of
identity construction by looking both at language and its intersection with such
paralinguistic features as gesture, as well as how we use space in interaction.

The author illustrates this new approach through an extended ethnographic
study of two women living in Germany. Examples of their everyday interactions
elucidate how multimodal interaction analysis can be used to extend our
understanding of how identity is produced and negotiated in "context" from a
more holistic point of view.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Pragmatics
                            Applied Linguistics
                            Communications

Written In: English (eng )

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