LINGUIST List 33.111

Fri Jan 14 2022

Books: The Politics of Person Reference: Truan

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Date: 05-Dec-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Politics of Person Reference: Truan
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Title: The Politics of Person Reference
Subtitle: Third-person forms in English, German, and French
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 320
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.320

Author: Naomi Truan
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260185 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260185 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260185 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208392 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208392 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208392 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

This book, the first systematic exploration of the third person in English, German, and French, takes a fresh look at person reference within the realm of political discourse. By focusing on the newly refined speech role of the target, attention is given to the continuity between second and third grammatical persons as a system. The role played by third-person forms in creating and maintaining interpersonal relationships in discourse has been surprisingly overlooked. Until now, third-person forms have overwhelmingly been considered as referring to the absent, i.e. to someone outside the communication situation, other than the speaker or the hearer: the “nonperson”. By broadening the scope and finally integrating the third person, we come to understand "The Politics of Person Reference" fully, and to see the strategic, argumentative, and dialogical nature of the act of referring to other discourse participants, understood as the act of creating new referents.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            German (deu)

Written In: English (eng)

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