[Corpora-List] Edited volume: Exploring (Im)politeness is Specialized and General Corpora

Yesim Aksan yesim.aksan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 09:03:54 CET 2015

Dear colleagues,

We are very happy to inform you that the edited volume *Exploring (Im)politeness is Specialized and General Corpora *has been published ( http://www.cambridgescholars.com/exploring-impoliteness-in-specialized-and-general-corpora). Information about the book can be found below.

All the best,

Şükriye Ruhi-Yeşim Aksan


*Exploring (Im) politeness in Specialized and General Corpora: Converging Methodologies and Analytic Procedures*

*Edited by Şükriye Ruhi and Yeşim Aksan*

Corpus linguistic methods provide new avenues for (im)politeness scholarship to reflexively evaluate its understanding of communication and language use on the theoretical contributions of corpus linguistics to the linguistic sciences. In this sense, this volume is a unique contribution to (im)politeness scholarship. It aims to showcase studies in the field that employ specialized and general corpora, with methodologies that range from the speech act to the discourse-analytic and conversation analytic traditions. The present volume brings into closer contact scholarship that has hitherto remained in relatively different streams of the scientific investigation of (im)politeness.

A unifying theme of the chapters is that (im)politeness phenomena are situated within the institutional and genre-specific expectations of participants to an interaction. Each of the chapters identifies the situatedness of (im)politeness from varying perspectives. The chapters in the volume are sequenced from specialized to general corpora, and simultaneously move from conversation and discourse-analytic perspectives to contributions that address issues surrounding the identification and extraction of (im)politeness in general corpora. In collating the chapters of the volume, care was taken to turn a gaze to languages that have been studied extensively in (im)politeness scholarship (varieties of English—British English and Englishes in Hong Kong—and Greek), and languages that are only recently gaining more visibility in the field (Slovenian and Turkish). -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 2479 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20150205/a0a1a71c/attachment.txt>

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