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LINGUIST List 19.2616

Mon Aug 25 2008

Books: Socioling/Pragmatics/Discourse Analysis: Roberts

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        1.    Liesbeth Kanis, 'The' Fifth Modality: Roberts

Message 1: 'The' Fifth Modality: Roberts
Date: 18-Jun-2008
From: Liesbeth Kanis <kanisbrill.nl>
Subject: 'The' Fifth Modality: Roberts
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Title: "The" Fifth Modality: On Languages that Shape our Motivations and
Series Title: International Comparative Social Studies
Published: 2008
Publisher: Brill

Book URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=18&pid=21177

Author: Carl W. Roberts
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004162358 Pages: 210 Price: Europe EURO 89.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004162358 Pages: 210 Price: U.S. $ 129.00

This is a book about how people understand each other. Like Simmel's
writings and works written by Foucault and Goffman toward the ends of their
careers, this book depicts interactions as behavioral forms. Its novelty is
that it grounds these forms in linguistic structure, particularly in the
ubiquitous presence of modality in discourse within all mass societies. Its
concluding argument is that all persons, situations, and cultures have
mutual significance in accordance with four fundamental modal forms:
ability (most common in the United States), necessity (most common in the
socialist countries of Western Europe and Scandinavia), obligation (most
common in ancient Chinese and Indic societies), and permission (most common
in the Islamic world).

Table of contents
Chapter 1: On Persuasion
Chapter 2: Reading Personhood
Chapter 3: Gedankenexperiment
Chapter 4: Individualism
Chapter 5: Mutualism
Chapter 6: Essentialism
Chapter 7: Doctrinism
Chapter 8: Another Modality
Appendix: A Formalization

Modality, culture linguistics, persuasion, personhood, individualism,
mutualism, essentialism, reformism.

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