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Journal Title: Pragmatics and Society
Volume/Issue:   4 / 1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 126 pp.

Table of Contents

A cross-cultural investigation of email communication in Peninsular Spanish and British English: The role of (in)formality and (in)directness
Nuria Lorenzo-Dus and Patricia Bou-Franch 1 – 25

Doing listenership: One aspect of sociopragmatic competence at work
Janet Holmes, Sharon Marsden and Meredith Marra 26 – 53

“I’m sorry, flower”: Socializing apology, relationships, and empathy in Japan
Matthew Burdelski 54 – 81

The granny: Public representations and creative performance
Justine Coupland 82 – 104

The logic of failures of the cinematic imagination: Two case studies – and a logical puzzle and solution in just one
Joseph S. Fulda 105 – 111

Mirjam Fried, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (eds) Variation and Change. Pragmatic Perspectives
Reviewed by Sharon Millar 112 – 114

Elana Shohamy, Eliezer Ben-Rafael and Monica Barni (eds) Linguistic Landscape in the City
Reviewed by Janus Mortensen 115 – 119

Rosana Dolón and Júlia Todolí (eds) Analyzing Identities in Discourse
Reviewed by Yuan Zhoumin 120 – 126
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.1434