LINGUIST List 21.4166

Tue Oct 19 2010

Books: Discourse Analysis/Ling & Literature: Szatrowski (Ed)

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Storytelling across Japanese Conversational Genre: Szatrowski (Ed)

Message 1: Storytelling across Japanese Conversational Genre: Szatrowski (Ed)
Date: 17-Oct-2010
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Storytelling across Japanese Conversational Genre: Szatrowski (Ed)
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Title: Storytelling across Japanese Conversational Genre Series Title: Studies in Narrative 13 Published: 2010 Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Polly E. Szatrowski Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287939 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287939 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027226532 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027226532 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027226532 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70

This book investigates how Japanese participants accommodate to and makeuse of genre-specific characteristics to make stories tellable, createinterpersonal involvement, negotiate responsibility, and show theirpersonal selves. The analyses of storytelling in casual conversation,animation narratives, television talk shows, survey interviews, and largeuniversity lectures focus on participation/participatory framework, topicalcoherence, involvement, knowledge, the story recipient's role, prosody andnonverbal behavior. Story tellers across genre are shown to uselinguistic/paralinguistic (prosody, reported speech, style shifting,demonstratives, repetition, ellipsis, co-construction, connectives, finalparticles, onomatopoeia) and nonverbal (gesture, gaze, head nodding)devices to involve their recipients, and recipients also use a multiple ofdevices (laughter, repetition, responsive forms, posture changes) to shapethe development of the stories. Nonverbal behavior proves to be a richresource and constitutive feature of storytelling across genre. Theanalyses also shed new light on grammar across genre (ellipsis,demonstratives, clause combining), and illustrate a variety of methods forstudying genre.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis                             Ling & Literature                             Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)
Written In: English (eng )

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