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  • Advice Onlineby Miriam A. Locher

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 173.00

    Advice Online presents a comprehensive study of advice-giving in one particular American Internet advice column, referred to as ?Lucy Answers?. The discursive practice investigated is part of a professional and educational health program managed by an American university. The study provides insights into the linguistic realization of both asking... more...

  • Power and Politeness in Actionby Miriam A. Locher

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 138.07

    This study investigates the interface of power and politeness in the realization of disagreements in naturalistic language data. Power and politeness are important phenomena in face-to-face interaction. Disagreement is an arena in which these two key concepts are likely to be observed together: both disagreement and the exercise of power... more...

  • Impoliteness in Languageby Derek Bousfield; Miriam A. Locher

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 63.70

    The volume addresses the enormous imbalance that exists between academic interest in politeness phenomena when compared to impoliteness phenomena. Researchers working with Brown and Levinson's ([1978] 1987) seminal work on politeness rarely focused explicitly on impoliteness. As a result, only one aspect of facework/relational work has been... more...

  • Standards and Norms in the English Languageby Miriam A. Locher; Jürg Strässler

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 169.94

    The theme of this collection is a discussion of the notions of 'norms' and 'standards', which are studied from various different angles, but always in relation to the English language. These terms are to be understood in a very wide sense, allowing discussions of topics such as the norms we orient to in social interaction, the benchmark employed... more...

  • Advice in Discourseby Holger Limberg; Miriam A. Locher

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 149.00

    In this paper we take a closer look at the English lexemes of advice and advise . In previous work on the discourse of advice-giving, researchers have focused on the various linguistic realizations of giving and receiving advice. Here, the focus is on the usage of these two English lexemes in order to find out more about their semantics and pragmatics.... more...

  • Narrative Matters in Medical Contexts across Disciplinesby Franziska Gygax; Miriam A. Locher

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 135.00

    The benefits of incorporating narrative methods in teaching and learning in medical education are now widely accepted through the work of scholars including Rita Charon, Brian Hurwitz and Trisha Greenhalgh. In this chapter we consider issues that arise during the process of implementing the teaching of narrative medicine within a medical curriculum... more...

  • Teaching and Learning (Im)Politenessby Barbara Pizziconi; Miriam A. Locher

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 106.19

    The series Trends in Applied Linguistics meets the challenges of the rapidly growing field of applied linguistics. In a very broad sense, applied linguistics is understood by focusing on the application of theoretical linguistics to current problems arising in different contexts of human society. Given the interdisciplinary character... more...

  • Interpersonal Pragmaticsby Miriam A. Locher; Sage L. Graham

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 264.56

    This new landmark series of nine self-contained handbooks provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the entire field of pragmatics. It is based on a wide conception of pragmatics as the study of intentional human interaction in social and cultural contexts. The series reflects, appraises and structures a field that is exceptionally... more...

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