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Journal Title: Language and Dialogue
Volume/Issue:   3/2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iv, 173 pp.

Table of Contents

Preface 165 – 166

Articles

Speaker or listener or speaker and listener: Why intercultural interaction demands a dual role–relationship
Stefanie Alexa Stadler 167 – 185

Multiple voices in ironic discourse
Ksenia Shilikhina 186 – 207

Disputing while covering a dispute on television news: Discursive devices and their interpretation by viewers
Pnina Shukrun-Nagar 208 – 233

Journalists’ discursive construction of public opinion on President Obama and the economy: The uses of voters’ voices from a focus group
Richard Buttny and Kathleen C. Haspel 234 – 253

The role of adversarial discourse in political opposition: Prime Minister’s questions and the British phone-hacking scandal
Peter Bull 254 – 272

Discussion Article

Was there a cat in the garden?: Knowledge between discourse and the monadic self
Wolfgang Teubert 273 – 297

Review Article

Wilson, Paul A. (ed.). 2012. Dynamicity in Emotion Concepts.
Reviewed by Marion Grein 299 – 311

Book Reviews

Pinkwart, Nils and Bruce M. McLaren (eds). 2012. Educational Technologies for Teaching Argumentation Skills.
Reviewed by Sebastian Feller 313 – 317

Underhill, James. 2012. Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Concepts: Truth, Love, Hate and War.
Reviewed by Svenja Völkel 318 – 321

Book Notices

Idström, Anna and Elisabeth Piirainen (eds.), in cooperation with Tiber F.M. Falzett. 2012. Endangered Metaphors. 323 – 324

Măda, Stanca and Răzan Săftoiu (eds). 2012. Professional Communication across Languages and Cultures.
Reviewed by Marion Grein 325 – 327

Notes

The communication of certainty and uncertainty: Linguistic, psychological, philosophical aspects: Report on the International IADA Conference, Macerata, Italy 2012
Andrzej Zuczkowski 329 – 334

Remembering Světla Čmejrková 335 – 337
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Philosophy of Language
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.3759