The Construction of Discourse as Verbal Interaction

| University of Santiago de Compostela
| VU University Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027201416 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027263568 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This edited volume showcases new work on discourse analysis by big names in the field and promising early-career researchers. Arising from the latest in the series of IWoDA workshops in Santiago de Compostela, it provides novel insights into both the explicit and the implicit characteristics of discourse as used in verbal interaction. Discourse markers, as their name indicates, are among the explicit signals of coherence, while discourse relations may be either explicit or implicit. Similarly, the discourse used for purposes of evaluation, stance-taking and interpersonal engagement is either overt or covert, as is also true of the expression of emotions and empathy. This, in general terms, is the challenging terrain into which the contributors to this volume have ventured. The book combines theoretical issues with a practical orientation, comparing languages, analysing different registers, studying the openings of Skype conversations, and much more besides; it will prove highly relevant for postgraduate and advanced practitioners of discourse analysis, interaction studies, semantics and pragmatics.

The book received the prestigious national Rafael Monroy Research Prize for Experienced Researchers from the Spanish Society for Applied Linguistics (AESLA) on 28 March 2019.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 296]  2018.  vi, 304 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: How is discourse constructed and evaluation achieved in verbal interaction?
María de los Ángeles Gómez González and J. Lachlan Mackenzie
Section I. Discourse structure and verbal interaction
The encoding and signalling of discourse relations in argumentative discourse: Evidence across production formats
Anita Fetzer
A typological approach to the encoding of motion events
Wojciech Lewandowski
Contrastive analysis of interactional discourse markers in English and Spanish newspaper texts
Julia Lavid-López and Lara Moratón
“God that came out quick didn’t it eh” Variable and invariable tag questions in spoken British English
María de los Ángeles Gómez González
The use of tag questions in the oral production of L2 English learners
Susana M. Doval-Suárez and Elsa M. González Álvarez
“Okay … so … nice to meet you? {smiles}” Openings in ELF Skype conversations
Marie-Louise Brunner and Stefan Diemer
Section II. Evaluation and engagement
Lexis and grammar as complementary discourse systems for expressing stance and evaluation
Douglas Biber, Jesse Egbert and Meixiu Zhang
Emotion and appraisal processes in language: How are they related?
Laura Alba-Juez
Empathy versus engagement: A storyworld possible selves approach to narrative discourse
Maria-Ángeles Martínez
Two dimensions of language intensity in evaluative discourse: Contextuality and semantic richness
Christine Liebrecht, Lettica Hustinx, Margot van Mulken and Peter Jan Schellens
Name index
Subject Index
“The book is thought-provoking and it is an illuminating guide for scholars who have keen interest in pragmatics, EP and cognitive science. Readers will gain a better understanding of experiment and the relation between theory and experiment, increasing their awareness of pragmatics itself.”
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BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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