LINGUIST List 32.980

Wed Mar 17 2021

Books: Address Variation in Sociocultural Context: Bresin

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 15-Mar-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Address Variation in Sociocultural Context: Bresin
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Title: Address Variation in Sociocultural Context
Subtitle: Region, power and distance in Italian service encounters
Series Title: Topics in Address Research 2
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/tar.2

Author: Agnese Bresin
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260307 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260307 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260307 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208125 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208125 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208125 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

This study looks at the sociocultural context of five Italian regions and at the situational context of restaurant encounters (a sub-type of service encounters) to examine address variation in spoken Italian—with a focus on singular address pronouns tu, voi and lei. It offers a thorough examination of distance and power dynamics between waiters and customers in a wide range of restaurant types. This book marks the introduction of Italian to the field of regional pragmatic variation and it will be of interest to linguists, Italianists and researchers more broadly working on service encounters. The author offers a new dimension to the understanding of social interaction and language use in contemporary Italy, uncovering cultural and linguistic differences between even adjacent geographical areas within a modern European nation state.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Italian (ita)

Written In: English (eng)

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