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LINGUIST List 24.2054

Tue May 14 2013

Books: The Structure of Discourse-Pragmatic Variation: Pichler

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-May-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Structure of Discourse-Pragmatic Variation: Pichler
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Title: The Structure of Discourse-Pragmatic Variation
Series Title: Studies in Language Variation 13
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/silv.13

Author: Heike Pichler
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272188 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272188 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272188 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027234933 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027234933 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027234933 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

Everyday language use overflows with discourse-pragmatic features. Their frequency, form and function can vary greatly across social groups and change dramatically over time. And yet these features have not figured prominently in studies of language variation and change. The Structure of Discourse-Pragmatic Variation demonstrates the theoretical insights that can be gained into both the structure of synchronic language variation and the interactional mechanisms creating it by subjecting discourse-pragmatic features to systematic variationist analysis. Introducing an innovative methodology that combines principles of variationist linguistics, grammaticalisation studies and conversation analysis, it explores patterns of variation in the formal encoding of I DON’T KNOW, I DON’T THINK and negative polarity tags in a north-east England interview corpus. Speakers strategically exploit the formal variability of these constructions to signal subtle meaning differences and to index social identities closely linked to the variables’ and their variants’ functional compartmentalisation in the variety. The methodology, results and implications of this study will be of great interest to scholars working throughout variationist sociolinguistics, grammaticalisation and discourse analysis

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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