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Culturally Speaking Second Edition: Culture, Communication and Politeness Theory / Edition 2

Culturally Speaking Second Edition: Culture, Communication and Politeness Theory / Edition 2

by Helen Spencer-OateyHelen Spencer-Oatey
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This comprehensive introduction to intercultural pragmatics examines the theoretical, methodological and practical issues in the analysis of talk across cultures.

The book includes:
* introduction to the key issues in culture and communication
* examination of cross-cultural and intercultural communication
* empirical case studies from a variety of languages, including German, Greek, Japanese and Chinese
* practical chapters on pragmatics research, recording and analysing data, and projects in intercultural pragmatics
* exercises at the end of each chapter
* glossary of terms

This second edition of Culturally Speaking will be an essential guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in communication across cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826493101
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 06/24/2008
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr Helen Spencer-Oatey is the Director of the Centre for English Language Teacher Education at the University of Warwick, UK

Table of Contents

Tables Contributors
Acknowledgements Transcription Conventions 1. Introduction, Helen Spencer-Oatey (University of Warwick, UK) I: Basic Concepts
Editor's Introduction 2. Face, (Im)Politeness and Rapport, Helen Spencer-Oatey (University of Warwick, UK) 3. Culture and Communication, Vladimir ¦egarac (University of Bedfordshire, UK) II: Cross-cultural Pragmatics: Empirical Studies
Editor's Introduction 4. Apologies in Japanese and English, Noriko Tanaka, Helen Spencer-Oatey and Ellen Cray (University of Warwick, UK, Carleton University, Canada and Meikai University, Japan) 5. British and Chinese Reactions to Compliment Responses, Helen Spencer-Oatey, Patrick Ng and Li Dong (University of Warwick, UK, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China and Translation Institute of Beijing Foreign Studies University, China) 6. Interactional Work in Greek and German Telephone Conversations, Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) Suggestions for Further Reading for Part II III: Processes in Intercultural Interaction Editor's Introduction 7.Pragmatic Transfer, Vladimir ¦egarac and Martha C. Pennington (University of Bedfordshire, UK and Georgia Southern University, USA) 8.Communication Accommodation Theory, Virpi Ylänne (Cardiff University, UK) 9. Adaptation and Identity, Martin Fougàre (Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki, Finland) IV: Intercultural Pragmatics: Empirical Studies
Editor's Introduction 10. Negotiating Rapport in German-Chinese Conversation, Susanne Günthner (Westfälische Wilhelms-University in Münster, Germany) 11. Negative Assessments in Japanese-American Workplace Interaction, Laura Miller (Loyola University Chicago, USA)12. Impression Management in ‘Intercultural' German Job Interviews, Karin Birkner and Friederike Kern (University of Freiburg, Germany and University of Potsdam, Germany) 13. Issues of Face in a Chinese Business Visit to Britain, Helen Spencer-Oatey and Jianyu Xing (University of Warwick, UK and University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China) Suggestions for Further Reading for Part IV V: Methodology
Editor's Introduction 14. Data Collection in Pragmatics Research, Gabriele Kasper (University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA) 15. Recording and Analysing Talk across Cultures, Meredith Marra (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 16. Projects, Helen Spencer-Oatey (University of Warwick, UK) References Index

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