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TitlePositioning the self and others : linguistic perspectives / edited by Kate Beeching, Chiara Ghezzi, Piera Molinelli
ImprintAmsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2018]
Descript 316 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


"Though positioning has been addressed in social psychology and in identity construction, less attention has been paid to the specific linguistic markers which are drawn upon in discourse to position the self and other(s). This volume focuses on address terms, pragmatic markers, code switching/choice and orthography, the indexicalities of which are explored in different communicative activities. The volume is unusual in: i) the range of languages which are covered: Bergamasco, Brazilian Portuguese, English, Finnish, French, Georgian, Greek, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish and Swedish; ii) the inclusion of different communicative settings and text-types: workplace emails, everyday and institutional conversations, interviews, migrant narratives, radio phone-ins, dyadic and group settings, road-signs, service encounters; iii) its consideration of both synchronic and diachronic factors; iv) its mix of theoretical and methodological approaches. The volume illustrates some of the linguistic means speakers draw on to position themselves and others and hopes to stimulate further research studies in this vein"-- Provided by publisher


Positioning through address practice in Finland-Swedish and Sweden-Swedish service encounters / Catrin Norrby, Camilla Wide, Jenny Nilsson and Jan Lindstrèom -- Sociocultural and linguistic constraints in address choice from Latin to Italian / Piera Molinelli -- Closeness at a distance: Positioning in Brazilian workplace emails / Carolin Debray and Sophie Reissner-Roubicek -- Beyond the notion of periphery: An account of polyfunctional discourse markers within the Val.Es.Co. model of discourse segmentation / Shima Salameh Jimâenez, Maria Estellâes Arguedas and Salvador Pons Borderâia -- Metacommenting in English and French: A variational pragmatics approach / Kate Beeching -- Direct speech, subjectivity and speaker positioning in London English and Paris French / Maria Secova -- Positioning of self in interaction: Adolescents' use of attention-getters / Karin Aijmer -- Constellation of indexicalities and social meaning: The evolution of cioáe in Contemporary Italian / Chiara Ghezzi -- "Proper is whatever people make it": Stance, positionality, and ideological packaging in a dinnertime conversation / Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson -- Representations of self and other in narratives of return migration / Alexander Nikolaou and Jennifer Sclafani -- Orthography as an identity marker: The case of bilingual road signs in the province of Bergamo / Federica Guerini -- Positioning the self in talk about groups: Linguistic means emphasising veracity used by members of the Georgian Greek community / Concha Maria Hèofler

Sociolinguistics -- Congresses Identity (Psychology) -- Congresses

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