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Journal Title: Pragmatics and Society
Volume/Issue:   5 / 1
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: 2014. iii, 164 pp.

Table of Contents


A CDA Representation of the May 31, 2010 Gaza-Bound Aid Flotilla Raid: Portrayal of the Events and Actors
Hossein Vahid Dastjerdi and Fatemeh Abbasian Borojeni
1 – 21

Speaking in (Whose) Tongue: Heritage Language Maintenance and Ritual Practices in Singapore
Wai Fong Chiang
22 – 49

Analyzing discourses of emotion management on Survivor, using micro- and macro-analytic discourse perspectives
Leah Wingard and Karen E. Lovaas
50 – 75

(Im)politeness during Prime Minister’s Questions in the U.K. Parliament
James Murphy
76 – 104

Standardisation of Reduced Forms in English in an Academic Community of Practice
Jonathan R. White
105 – 127

Whose face to be saved? Mubarak’s or Egypt’s? A pragma-semantic analysis
Amir H.Y. Salama
128 – 146

Book review

Gabriele Pallotit and Johannes Wagner (eds.). L2 Learning as Social Practice: Conversation-Analytic Perspectives.
Reviewed by Cynthia Lee
147 – 150

Martha Dynel (ed). The Pragmatics of Humour across Discourse Domains.
Reviewed by Meredith Marra
151 – 155

ZhaoHong Han and Teresa Cadierno (eds), Linguistic Relativity in SLA: Thinking for Speaking.
Reviewed by Jacob L. Mey
156 – 163
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
LL Issue: 25.2163