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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$ 182.00

    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... more...

  • Impoliteness in Languageby Derek Bousfield; Miriam A. Locher

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 84.00

    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... 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$ 140.00

    This collection combines research from the field of (im)politeness studies with research on language pedagogy and language learning. It aims to engender a useful dialogue between (im)politeness theorists, language teachers, and SLA researchers, and also to broaden the enquiry to naturalistic contexts other than L2 acquisition classrooms,... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    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.... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 349.00

    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... more...

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