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LINGUIST List 23.3764

Fri Sep 07 2012

Books: Spaces of Polyphony: Lorda, Zabalbeascoa (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Sep-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Spaces of Polyphony: Lorda, Zabalbeascoa (Eds)
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Title: Spaces of Polyphony
Series Title: Dialogue Studies 15
Published: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/ds.15

Editor: Clara-Ubaldina Lorda
Editor: Patrick Zabalbeascoa
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273581 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273581 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273581 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210326 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210326 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210326 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Abstract:

Spaces of Polyphony covers a lot of ground. It echoes the voices of researchers and their informants from many different places and backgrounds. Among the variety of languages under study and methodological approaches there is also a common ground and narrative thread underpinning the polyphonic chorus of the contributors. From a shared starting point of discourse analysis and inspiration from Bakhtin, the various authors span from East to West, from Moscow to Texas, from Romania and Czech Republic to Mexico. They look into all ages, starting from early childhood, and many walks of life, ranging from casual chatting among relatives to parliamentary speeches and TV shows, including formal education, literary inner monologue and translation. Irony, humour and self-awareness are recurrent themes. The array of voices and dialogism studied in this book is such that it even includes the silent (silenced) voices of people forced to express their heritage by weaving their discourse.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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