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Title: Stancetaking in Discourse
Subtitle: Subjectivity, evaluation, interaction
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20164
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 164
Description:

This volume contributes to the burgeoning field of research on stance by
offering a variety of studies based in natural discourse. These collected
papers explore the situated, pragmatic, and interactional character of
stancetaking, and present new models and conceptions of stance to spark
future research. Central to the volume is the claim that stancetaking
encompasses five general principles: it involves physical, attitudinal
and/or moral positioning; it is a public action; it is inherently dialogic,
interactional, and sequential; it indexes broader sociocultural contexts;
and it is consequential to the interactants. Each paper explores one or
more of these dimensions of stance from perspectives including
interactional linguistics and conversation analysis, corpus linguistics,
language description, discourse analysis, and sociocultural linguistics.
Research languages include conversational American English, colloquial
Indonesian, and Finnish. The understanding of stance that emerges is
heterogeneous and variegated, and always intertwined with the pragmatic and
social aspects of human conduct.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Finnish
Indonesian
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027254087
ISBN-13: 9789027254085
Pages: 335
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