The Cultural Semantics of Address Practices Book

The Cultural Semantics of Address Practices


  • Author : Gian Marco Farese
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-09-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498579285

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The Cultural Semantics of Address Practices Excerpt :

This book presents a contrastive analysis of various forms of address used in English and Italian from a cultural semantics perspective. The analysis investigates the different cultural values underlying address practices in English and Italian and emphasizes the risks of miscommunication caused by differences in intercultural interactions.

Studies in Ethnopragmatics  Cultural Semantics  and Intercultural Communication Book

Studies in Ethnopragmatics Cultural Semantics and Intercultural Communication


  • Author : Kerry Mullan
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-10-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813299832

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Studies in Ethnopragmatics Cultural Semantics and Intercultural Communication Excerpt :

This book is the first in a three-volume set that celebrates the career and achievements of Cliff Goddard, a pioneer of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage approach in linguistics. In addition, it explores ethnopragmatics and conversational humour, with a further focus on semantic analysis more broadly. Often considered the most fully developed, comprehensive and practical approach to cross-linguistic and cross-cultural semantics, Natural Semantic Metalanguage is based on evidence that there is a small core of basic, universal meanings (semantic primes) that can be expressed in all languages. It has been used for linguistic and cultural analysis in such diverse fields as semantics, cross-cultural communication, language teaching, humour studies and applied linguistics, and has reached far beyond the boundaries of linguistics into ethnopsychology, anthropology, history, political science, the medical humanities and ethics.

Studies in Ethnopragmatics  Cultural Semantics  and Intercultural Communication Book

Studies in Ethnopragmatics Cultural Semantics and Intercultural Communication


  • Author : Bert Peeters
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-10-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813299757

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Studies in Ethnopragmatics Cultural Semantics and Intercultural Communication Excerpt :

This book is the second in a three-volume set that celebrates the career and achievements of Cliff Goddard, a pioneer of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage approach in linguistics. It focuses on meaning and culture, with sections on "Words as Carriers of Cultural Meaning" and "Understanding Discourse in Cultural Context". Often considered the most fully developed, comprehensive and practical approach to cross-linguistic and cross-cultural semantics, Natural Semantic Metalanguage is based on evidence that there is a small core of basic, universal meanings (semantic primes) that can be expressed in all languages. It has been used for linguistic and cultural analysis in such diverse fields as semantics, cross-cultural communication, language teaching, humour studies and applied linguistics, and has reached far beyond the boundaries of linguistics into ethnopsychology, anthropology, history, political science, the medical humanities and ethics.

Italian Discourse Book

Italian Discourse


  • Author : Gian Marco Farese
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-15
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781793603173

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Italian Discourse Excerpt :

Using the Natural Semantic Metalanguage methodology, Gian Marco Farese presents a comprehensive analysis of the most important Italian cultural keywords and cultural scripts that foreign learners and cultural outsiders need to know to become linguistically and culturally proficient in Italian. Farese focuses on the words and speech practices that are used most frequently in Italian discourse and that are uniquely Italian: both untranslatable into other languages and reflective of salient aspects of Italian culture and society. Italian Discourse: A Cultural Semantic Analysis sheds light on ways in which the Italian language is related to Italians’ character, values, and way of thinking, and it does so in contrastive perspective with English. Each chapter focuses on a cultural keyword, tracing the term through novels, plays, poems, and songs. Italian Discourse will be an important resource for anyone interested in Italian studies and Italian linguistics, as well as in semantics, cultural studies, linguistic anthropology, cognitive linguistics, intercultural communication, and translation.

Cultural Semantics and Social Cognition Book

Cultural Semantics and Social Cognition


  • Author : Carsten Levisen
  • Publisher : Mouton De Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : UCBK:C106605370

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Cultural Semantics and Social Cognition Excerpt :

The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language.

Ethnopragmatics Book

Ethnopragmatics


  • Author : Cliff Goddard
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110911114

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Ethnopragmatics Excerpt :

The studies in this volume show how speech practices can be understood from a culture-internal perspective, in terms of values, norms and beliefs of the speech communities concerned. Focusing on examples from many different cultural locations, the contributing authors ask not only: 'What is distinctive about these particular ways of speaking?', but also: 'Why - from their own point of view - do the people concerned speak in these particular ways? What sense does it make to them?'. The ethnopragmatic approach stands in opposition to the culture-external universalist pragmatics represented by neo-Gricean pragmatics and politeness theory. Using "cultural scripts" and semantic explications - techniques developed over 20 years work in cross-cultural semantics by Anna Wierzbicka and colleagues - the authors examine a wide range of phenomena, including: speech acts, terms of address, phraseological patterns, jocular irony, facial expressions, interactional routines, discourse particles, expressive derivation, and emotionality. The authors and languages are: Anna Wierzbicka (English), Cliff Goddard (Australian English), Jock Wong (Singapore English), Zhengdao Ye (Chinese), Catherine Travis (Colombian Spanish), Rie Hasada (Japanese) and Felix Ameka (Ewe). Taken together, these studies demonstrate both the profound "cultural shaping" of speech practices, and the power and subtlety of new methods and techniques of a semantically grounded ethnopragmatics. The book will appeal not only to linguists and anthropologists, but to all scholars and students with an interest in language, communication and culture.

Cultural Semantics and Social Cognition Book

Cultural Semantics and Social Cognition


  • Author : Carsten Levisen
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110294651

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Cultural Semantics and Social Cognition Excerpt :

Presenting original, detailed studies of keywords of Danish, this book breaks new ground for the study of language and cultural values. Based on evidence from the semantic categories of everyday language, such as the Danish concept of hygge (roughly meaning, ‘pleasant togetherness’), the book provides an integrative socio-cognitive framework for studying and understanding language-particular universes. It is argued that the worlds we live in are not linguistically and conceptually neutral, but rather that speakers who live by Danish concepts are likely to pay attention to their world in ways suggested by central Danish keywords and lexical grids. By means of a sophisticated semantic methodology, the author accounts for the meanings of even highly culture-specific and untranslatable linguistic concepts. The book offers new tools for comparative research into the diversity of semantic and cultural systems in contemporary Europe. Additionally, it contributes to the emerging discipline of cultural semantics, and to the ongoing debates of linguistic diversity, metalanguage, and the use of linguistic evidence in studies of culture and social cognition.

Argumentation in Practice Book

Argumentation in Practice


  • Author : Frans H. Van Eemeren
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 902721882X

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Argumentation in Practice Excerpt :

Since the late 1950s the study of argumentation has developed from a marginal part of logic and rhetoric into a genuine interdisciplinary academic discipline. After having first been primarily concerned with creating an adequate philosophical perspective on argumentation, argumentation theorists have gradually shifted their focus of attention to a more immediate concern with the ins and outs of argumentative praxis. What exactly are the characteristics of situated argumentative discourse in different argumentative 'action types'? How is the discourse influenced by institutional and contextual constraints? In what way can prominent cases of argumentative discourse be fruitfully analysed? Argumentation in Practice aims to provide insight into some important facets of argumentative praxis and the different ways in which it can be approached. The first part of this volume, 'Conceptions of problems in argumentative practice', introduces useful theoretical perspectives. The second part, 'Empirical studies of argumentative practice', contains both empirical studies of a general kind and several types of specific case studies.

Reclaiming the Local in Language Policy and Practice Book

Reclaiming the Local in Language Policy and Practice


  • Author : A. Suresh Canagarajah
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-03-24
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135623517

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Reclaiming the Local in Language Policy and Practice Excerpt :

This volume inserts the place of the local in theorizing about language policies and practices in applied linguistics. While the effects of globalization around the world are being discussed in such diverse circles as corporations, law firms, and education, and while the spread of English has come to largely benefit those in positions of power, relatively little has been said about the impact of globalization at the local level, directly or indirectly. Reclaiming the Local in Language Policy and Practice is unique in focusing specifically on the outcomes of globalization in and among the communities affected by these changes. The authors make a case for why it is important for local social practices, communicative conventions, linguistic realities, and knowledge paradigms to actively inform language policies and practices for classrooms and communities in specific contexts, and to critically inform those pertaining to other communities. Engaging with the dominant paradigms in the discipline of applied linguistics, the chapters include research relating to second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, literacy, and language planning. The majority of chapters are case studies of specific contexts and communities, focused on situations of language teaching. Beyond their local contexts these studies are important for initiating discussion of their relevance for other, different communities and contexts. Taken together, the chapters in this book approach the task of reclaiming and making space for the local by means of negotiating with the present and the global. They illuminate the paradox that the local contains complex values of diversity, multilingualism, and plurality that can help to reconceive the multilingual society and education for postmodern times.

Communal Webs Book

Communal Webs


  • Author : Tamar Katriel
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1991-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 079140644X

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Communal Webs Excerpt :

This book brings together insights derived from a detailed exploration of Israeli cultural patterns of communication, highlighting their role in the processes of culture formation, maintenance, and change. Katriel's ethnographic examples provide a richly-textured account of Israeli cultural experience, illustrating the potential of a cultural analysis grounded in the study of ideologically-informed communicative practices. The author addresses central issues in contemporary anthropology and human communication studies such as the identification of cultural communication patterns in ethnographic research, conceptualizations of the notions of culture and community, the rhetorical force of cultural communication forms, the role of ritualization in communication and social processes, the critical potential of ethnographic work, and the ethnographer's stance in studying one's own culture.

Persian Linguistics in Cultural Contexts Book

Persian Linguistics in Cultural Contexts


  • Author : Alireza Korangy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-10-29
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429892912

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Persian Linguistics in Cultural Contexts Excerpt :

Korangy and Sharifian’s groundbreaking book offers the first in-depth study into cultural linguistics for the Persian language. The book highlights a multitude of angles through which the intricacies of Persian and its many dialects and accents, wherever spoken, can be examined. Linguistics with cultural studies as its backdrop is not a new phenomenon; however, with this text we are afforded an insight into the complex relationship that exists between human cognizance and human expression in this ancient civilization. This study helps develop an innovative understanding of history, intent, and meaning as understood by a culture and by a people, in this case the Persian-speaking folk of Iran. The chapters are insightful resources for analyzing and augmenting our knowledge of linguistics under the rubric of Persian culture but also for proposing and foregrounding new ideas in this field of study.

Religious Practice and Cultural Construction of Animal Worship in Egypt from the Early Dynastic to the New Kingdom Book

Religious Practice and Cultural Construction of Animal Worship in Egypt from the Early Dynastic to the New Kingdom


  • Author : Angelo Colonna
  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-10-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789698220

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Religious Practice and Cultural Construction of Animal Worship in Egypt from the Early Dynastic to the New Kingdom Excerpt :

This study presents an articulated historical interpretation of Egyptian ‘animal worship’ from the Early Dynastic to the New Kingdom, and offers a new understanding of its chronological development through a fresh review of pertinent archaeological and textual data.

Applied Cultural Linguistics Book

Applied Cultural Linguistics


  • Author : Farzad Sharifian
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9027238944

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Current Methods in Historical Semantics Book

Current Methods in Historical Semantics


  • Author : Kathryn Allan
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110252903

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Current Methods in Historical Semantics Excerpt :

Innovative, data-driven methods provide more rigorous and systematic evidence for the description and explanation of diachronic semantic processes. The volume systematises, reviews, and promotes a range of empirical research techniques and theoretical perspectives that currently inform work across the discipline of historical semantics. In addition to emphasising the use of new technology, the potential of current theoretical models (e.g. within variationist, sociolinguistic or cognitive frameworks) is explored along the way.

The Feminist Uncanny in Theory and Art Practice Book

The Feminist Uncanny in Theory and Art Practice


  • Author : Alexandra M. Kokoli
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-11
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472514028

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The Feminist Uncanny in Theory and Art Practice Excerpt :

The Feminist Uncanny in Theory and Art Practice investigates the widely debated, deeply flawed yet influential concept of the uncanny through the lens of feminist theory and contemporary art practice. Not merely a subversive strategy but a cipher of the fraught but fertile dialogue between feminism and psychoanalysis, the uncanny makes an ideal vehicle for an arrangement marked by ambivalence and acts as a constant reminder that feminism and psychoanalysis are never quite at home with one another. The Feminist Uncanny begins by charting the uncanniness of femininity in foundational psychoanalytic texts by Ernst Jentsch, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan and Mladen Dolar, and contextually introduces a range of feminist responses and appropriations by Hélène Cixous, Julia Kristeva and Sarah Kofman, among others. The book also offers thematically organised interpretations of famous artworks and practices informed by feminism, including Judy Chicago's Dinner Party, Faith Ringgold's story quilts and Susan Hiller's 'paraconceptualism', as well as less well-known practice, such as the Women's Postal Art Even (Feministo) and the photomontages of Maud Sulter. Dead (lexicalised) metaphors, unhomely domesticity, identity and (dis)identification, and the tension between family stories and art's histories are examined in and from the perspective of different artistic and critical practices, illustrating different aspects of the feminist uncanny. Through a 'partisan' yet comprehensive critical review of the fascinating concept of the uncanny, The Feminist Uncanny in Theory and Art Practice proposes a new concept, the feminist uncanny, which it upholds as one of the most enduring legacies of the Women's Liberation Movement in contemporary art theory and practice.