LINGUIST List 31.3476

Wed Nov 11 2020

Books: The Discourse of Indirectness: Livnat, Shukrun-Nagar, Hirsch (eds.)

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Date: 11-Nov-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Discourse of Indirectness: Livnat, Shukrun-Nagar, Hirsch (eds.)
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Title: The Discourse of Indirectness
Subtitle: Cues, voices and functions
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 316
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.316

Editor: Zohar Livnat
Editor: Pnina Shukrun-Nagar
Editor: Galia Hirsch
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260567 Pages: 257 Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260567 Pages: 257 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260567 Pages: 257 Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207777 Pages: 257 Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207777 Pages: 257 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207777 Pages: 257 Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

Indirectness has been a key concept in pragmatic research for over four decades, however the notion as a technical term does not have an agreed-upon definition and remains vague and ambiguous. In this collection, indirectness is examined as a way of communicating meaning that is inferred from textual, contextual and intertextual meaning units. Emphasis is placed on the way in which indirectness serves the representation of diverse voices in the text, and this is examined through three main prisms: (1) the inferential view focuses on textual and contextual cues from which pragmatic indirect meanings might be inferred; (2) the dialogic-intertextual view focuses on dialogic and intertextual cues according to which different voices (social, ideological, literary etc.) are identified in the text; and (3) the functional view focuses on the pragmatic-rhetorical functions fulfilled by indirectness of both kinds.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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