Chinese Discourse and Interaction
Although Chinese is one of the most thoroughly studied languages in pragmatics, and has a pivotal role in intercultural communication studies because of the increasing cultural and economic interaction between China and other countries, no large-scale study has been devoted to this topic. This groundbreaking volume ﬁlls this gap in pragmatic and discourse studies through high-quality research focusing on the theory and practice of Chinese discourse and, in a wider sense, interaction analysis. It introduces the different layers of Chinese discourse and interaction, and makes a valuable contribution not only to Chinese studies but also to other ﬁelds such as intercultural and discourse studies.
The contributors to this volume include renowned experts within the ﬁeld. They present their arguments in an accessible style, making this book useful to both experts of Chinese and discourse studies, as well as advanced students with an interest in communication and society.
Published: Jan 1, 2013
- Invitation to Systemic Functional Linguistics through the Cardiff Grammar
- Face, Communication and Social Interaction
A delight to read and a welcome challenge for any scholar of discourse in Chinese contexts, as well as for researchers in cross-cultural politeness and pragmatics, and students of Chinese communication, more broadly.
With empirical studies employing diverse methods, analytic frameworks and data sources, this edited volume successfully fills a knowledge gap in Chinese discourse studies. This volume is recommended for students and scholars working on Chinese discourse analysis, intercultural pragmatics and intercultural studies.
Language in Society
An illuminating read with a cohesive focus. Surveys an impressive array of approaches and analytic methods in the latest scholarship on Chinese discourse and interaction.
Language and Dialogue
The volume makes a worthwhile theoretical and methodological contribution to Chinese discourse research and offers us insights into how to achieve communication successfully and efficiently in some Chinese contexts.