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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$ 154.00

    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 entail a conflict.... more...

  • Impoliteness in Languageby Derek Bousfield; Miriam A. Locher

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 1,372.00

    Drawing on a wide range of empirical data, the volume presents a thorough discussion of impoliteness and power in language. It addresses the enormous imbalance that exists between academic interest in politeness phenomena when compared to impoliteness phenomena, and it offers inspiration for research on impoliteness, conflict and aggression in many... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00

    This collection is dedicated to the notions of 'norms' and 'standards' in connection with the English language. Its chapters cover topics such as the norms we orient to in social interaction, the benchmark employed in teaching, or the development of English dialects and varieties over time and space and their relation to the standard language. The... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 307.00

    This handbook focuses on the interpersonal aspects of language in use, exploring key concepts such as face, im/politeness, identity, or gender, as well as mitigation, respect/deference, and humour in a variety of settings. The volume includes theoretical overviews as well as empirical studies from experts in a range of disciplines within linguistics... more...

  • Advice in Discourseby Holger Limberg; Miriam A. Locher

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 149.00

    This multi-faceted collection of research papers on Advice in Discourse focuses on advisory practices in different contexts. Data is drawn from academic, educational and training settings, health-related practices, and computer-mediated communication. The languages involved are Cantonese, English, Finnish, Japanese, Spanish and Russian. The chapters... more...

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