Chinese Discourse and Interaction: Theory and Practice

Chinese Discourse and Interaction: Theory and Practice

by Daniel Z Kadar
     
 

The aim of this volume is to fill a knowledge-gap in pragmatic and discourse studies through high-quality research focusing on the theory and practice of Chinese discourse and, in a wider sense, interaction analysis. In spite of the fact that Chinese is one of the most thoroughly studied languages in pragmatics, and that it has a pivotal role in intercultural…  See more details below

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The aim of this volume is to fill a knowledge-gap in pragmatic and discourse studies through high-quality research focusing on the theory and practice of Chinese discourse and, in a wider sense, interaction analysis. In spite of the fact that Chinese is one of the most thoroughly studied languages in pragmatics, and that it has a pivotal role in intercultural communication studies due to the increasing cultural and economic interaction between China and other countries, no large-scale study has been devoted to this topic until now. The international team of contributors to this book include the most renowned experts within the field who present their arguments in a reader-friendly manner, which makes the present work accessible to both experts of Chinese and discourse studies, as well as advanced students with an interest in communication and society, for example, those in departments of communication or business.

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From the Publisher
"With empirical studies employing diverse methods, analytic frameworks and data sources, this edited volume successfully fills a knowledge gap in Chinese discourse studies. This volume is recommended for students and scholars working on Chinese discourse analysis, intercultural pragmatics and intercultural studies." -- Jixiam Pang and Fang Chen, School of International Studies, Zhejiang University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845536329
Publisher:
Equinox Publishing
Publication date:
10/30/2012
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Yuling Pan is a Sociolinguist at the U.S. Census Bureau, where she directs multilingual projects for survey research. She has conducted extensive research on Chinese politeness, intercultural communication, professional communication, and discourse analysis. Her current research interests extend to cross-cultural communication norms and survey interviews, politeness and institutional discourse, survey translation and interpretation. Her publications include Politeness in Chinese Face-to-Face Interaction (Ablex, 2000), Professional Communication in International Settings (co-authored with Suzanne Scollon, and Ron Scollon. Blackwell, 2002), Politeness in Historical and Contemporary Chinese Communication - A Comparative Analysis (co-authored with Daniel Z. Kadar, Continuum, in preparation), Cantonese-English Dictionary (ed.) (Dunwoody Press, forthcoming). Daniel Z. Kadar is a Research Fellow at the Department of Oriental Studies of the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He has conducted extensive research on historical Chinese politeness, politeness research, historical pragmatics, Chinese letter writing and Critical Discourse Analysis. He currently studies the driving force behind the collapse of historical Chinese politeness during the 19th and early 20th centuries. His publications include Terms of (Im)politeness (ELTE University Press), Historical Chinese Letter Writing (Continuum, in press), and Politeness in Historical and Contemporary Chinese Communication - A Comparative Analysis (co-authored with Yuling Pan, Continuum, in preparation).

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