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Journal Title: Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict
Volume/Issue:   1/2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. v, 128 pp.

Table of Contents

Farewell and welcome aboard
Pilar Garc├ęs Blitvich
139

Articles

Conflict in the Jury Room: Averting acrimony and engendering it
Anita Pomerantz and Robert E. Sanders
141-164

Negotiating shared perspectives that move in and out of sociability: Play and aggression in technologically mediated communication
Angela Ardington
165-193

Strong disagreement in Mandarin and ELFP: Aggressive or politic?
Weihua Zhu and Diana Boxer
194-224

Nazis vs. occupants: The language of ethnic conflict in Latvian parliamentary debates
Joanna Chojnicka
225-255

Book review

Culpeper, Jonathan (2011). Impoliteness: Using language to cause offence.
Reviewed by Daniel Silva
257-266

Contributors to this issue
267-268
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Latvian
 
LL Issue: 24.4929