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Thu Aug 05 2010

Books: Discourse Analysis/Sociolinguistics: Antos, Ventola, Weber (Eds)

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Handbook of Interpersonal Communication: Antos, Ventola, Weber (Eds)

Message 1: Handbook of Interpersonal Communication: Antos, Ventola, Weber (Eds)
Date: 30-Jul-2010
From: Julia Ulrich <>
Subject: Handbook of Interpersonal Communication: Antos, Ventola, Weber (Eds)
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Title: Handbook of Interpersonal Communication Series Title: Handbooks of Applied LInguistics Published: 2010 Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

Editor: Gerd Antos Editor: Eija Ventola Editor: Tilo Weber Paperback: ISBN: 9783110226041 Pages: 638 Price: Europe EURO 39.95

Interpersonal communication (IC) is a continuous game between theinteracting interactants. It is a give and take - a continuous, dynamicflow that is linguistically realized as discourse as an on-going sequenceof interactants' moves. Interpersonal communication is produced andinterpreted by acting linguistically, and this makes it a fascinatingresearch area. The handbook, Interpersonal Communication , examines howinteractants manage to exchange facts, ideas, views, opinions, beliefs,emotion, etc. by using the linguistic systems and the resources they offer.In interpersonal communication, the fine-tuning of individuals' use of thelinguistic resources is continuously probed. The language used ininterpersonal communication enhances social relations between interactantsand keeps the interaction on the normal track. When interaction gets offthe track, linguistic miscommunication may also destroy socialrelationships. This volume is essentially concerned with this fine-tuningin discourse, and how it is achieved among various interactant groups.

The volume departs from the following fundamental questions:- How do interpersonal relations manifest themselves in language?- What is the role of language in developing and maintaining relationshipsin interpersonal communication?- What types of problems occur in interpersonal communication and what kindof strategies and means are used to solve them?- How does linguistically realized interpersonal communication interactwith other semiotic modes?

Interpersonal communication is seen and researched from the perspective ofwhat is being said or written, and how it is realized in various genericforms. The current research also gives attention to other semiotic modeswhich interact with the linguistic modes. It is not just the social rolesof interactants in groups, the possible media available, the non-verbalbehaviors, the varying contextual frames for communication, but primarilythe actual linguistic manifestations that we need to focus upon when wewant to have a full picture of what is going on in human interpersonalcommunication.

It is this linguistic perspective that the volume aims to present to allresearchers interested in IC. The volume offers an overview of thetheories, methods, tools, and resources of linguistically-orientedapproaches, e.g. from the fields of linguistics, social psychology,sociology, and semiotics, for the purpose of integration and furtherdevelopment of the interests in IC.,

Topics e.g.:- Orientation to interaction as primarily linguistically realized processes- Expertise on theorizing and analyzing cultural and situational contextswhere linguistic processes are realized- Expertise on handling language corpora- Expertise on theorizing and analyzing interaction types as genres- Orientation to an integrated view of linguistic and non-linguisticparticipant activities and of how interactants generate meanings andinteract with space- Expertise on researching the management of the linguistic flow ininteraction and its successfulness.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis                             Pragmatics                             Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (eng )

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