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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 158.00
The study presented in this paper examines the context-dependence and dialogue functions of the contrastive markers of Italian ma (but), invece (instead), mentre (while) and perņ (nevertheless) within task-oriented dialogues. Corpus data evidence their sensitivity to a acognitive interpersonal context, conceived as a common ground . Such a... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 147.00
In the humanities and social sciences, context is one of those terms which is frequently used and frequently referred to, but hardly made explicit. This book proposes a model for describing the multifaceted connectedness between language and language use, and between cognitive context, linguistic context, social context and sociocultural context and... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 135.00
Using political discourses produced from below, i.e. by the common people in Cameroon rather than by prominent politicians, this chapter illustrates how the social act of thanking is realised in the written political discourse sub-genre called ‘motions of support’. These are letters read on radio or TV or published in newspapers, addressed... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 173.00
This book addresses current approaches to sequentiality in pragmatics and discourse analysis. It reflects the current moves in ethnomethodological conversation analysis and speech act theory to cross methodological borders to arrive at a conception of a sequence, which extends the local notion of sequentiality by integrating further constitutive components,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00
From an adaptive perspective, context construction is construable as a way of handling variation in the external environment. As such, it is as part of the action selection process, which is governed by adaptive values. This contribution examines in what way context results from the intervention of such values. By contrast with more mainstream approaches,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00
This contribution outlines two theoretical frameworks – behaviorist and reflexive– for considering the discursive interaction between states and internationalorganizations within treaty monitoring (a process of assessing states’ compliancewith international treaties). Monitoring is seen as a communicative process,aimed at building... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00
This book departs from the premise that political discourse is intrinsically connected with media discourse, as shaped by its cultural and transcultural characteristics. It presents a collection of papers which examine political discourse in the media from a cross-culturally comparative perspective in Arab, Dutch, British, Finnish, Flemish, French,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 149.00
Commemorations as part of ceremonial politics normally are dialogues, speeches and symbolic actions (laying wreaths or lighting candles) between representatives and inside audiences. A TV transmission makes TV viewers another audience participating in an outside dialogue. The BBC transmission of the first UK Holocaust Memorial Day consisted of commemorative... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00
The goal of this chapter is to analyse the forms and communicative functions of quotations as follow-ups in mediated political discourse where they are used strategically to achieve the following goals: (1) intensify the force of an argument, (2) demonstrate ideological coherence or non-coherence, (3) construct, reconstruct and deconstruct the credibility... more...