LINGUIST List 26.5050

Wed Nov 11 2015

Books: Contemporary Chinese Discourse and Social Practice in China: Tsung, Wang (eds.)

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Date: 06-Nov-2015
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Contemporary Chinese Discourse and Social Practice in China: Tsung, Wang (eds.)
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Title: Contemporary Chinese Discourse and Social Practice in China
Series Title: Studies in Chinese Language and Discourse 4
Published: 2015
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/scld.4

Editor: Linda Tsung
Editor: Wei Wang
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268112 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268112 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268112 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027201843 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027201843 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027201843 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

Significant socio-political changes in China have had great impact on Chinese discourse. Changes to the discourse have become an increasing focus of scholarship. This book examines contemporary Chinese discourse and social practice in China with a focus on the role that language plays in the on-going transformation of Chinese society. With a view to producing new insights into the interdependence between discourse and social practice, this volume explores how discourse has been changing in a context-dependent way; how social practice can lead to shifts in the use of discourse; and how identities and attitudes are constructed through language use. Largely based on empirical studies, this book indicates that Chinese discourse has not only been an integral part of social change, but also Chinese discourse itself is changing, reflecting ideologies, values, attitudes, identities and social practice. The book is a great resource for scholars in diverse disciplinary studies including linguistics, communication, education, media and political studies concerning contemporary China.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Written In: English (eng)

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