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Journal Title: Language and Dialogue
Volume/Issue:   2/3
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iv, 164 pp.

Table of Contents

Preface
337 – 338

Articles

Su(m)imasen and gomen nasai: Linguistic devices marking Japanese apology expressions and emotivity
Roxana Sandu
339 – 362

Epistolarity: From hidden dialogue to an obsession to dialogue
Isabel Roboredo Seara
363 – 374

Understanding audience affiliation in response to political speeches in Japan
Ofer Feldman and Peter Bull
375 – 397

Advice-giving and disputant empowerment in divorce mediation sessions
Angela Cora Garcia
398 – 426

Texts-in-dialogues: The communicative constitution of media ideologies through family ordinary talk
Letizia Caronia
427 – 448

Follow-up questions in White House press briefings: Metacommunication in cohesion and framing
Christoph Schubert
449 – 463

Discussion Article

Recent developments in HCI: Implementing cultural models in human–computer interaction
Sebastian Feller
465 – 478

Book Reviews

Handford, Michael. 2010. The Language of Business Meetings
Reviewed by Stefanie Molthagen-Schnöring
479 – 483

Hermans, Hubert and Agnieszka Hermans-Konopka. 2010. Dialogical Self Theory: Positioning and counter-positioning in a globalizing society.
Reviewed by Gergana Vitanova
484 – 492

Book Notices

Korta, Kepa and John Perry. 2011. Critical Pragmatics. An inquiry into reference and communication
Reviewed by Eckhard Rolf
493 – 495

De Fina, Anna and Alexandra Georgakopoulou. 2011. Analyzing Narrative: Discourse and sociolinguistic perspectives
Reviewed by Ilker Yengin
496 – 498

Dancygier, Barbara. 2012. The Language of Stories, A Cognitive Approach
Reviewed by Natalia Shchyhlevska
499 – 500
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): Japanese
 
LL Issue: 24.315