Advice in Discourse (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 221)

Advice in Discourse (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 221)

By: Holger Limberg (editor), Miriam A. Locher (editor)Hardback

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This multi-faceted collection of research papers on Advice in Discourse focuses on advisory practices in different contexts. Data is drawn from academic, educational and training settings, health-related practices, and computer-mediated communication. The languages involved are Cantonese, English, Finnish, Japanese, Spanish and Russian. The chapters treat professional and institutional practices, practices that contain peer interaction within an institutional framework, and non-institutional peer interaction, as well as solicited and non-solicited advice in written and spoken form. The work reported on clearly demonstrates the complexity of the advisory activity, which needs to be studied in its cultural framework and interactional context. The richness and diversity of this practice is studied from different methodological angles, covering qualitative and quantitative as well as theoretical and empirical analyses. The volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the research field, thought-provoking theoretical discussions and extensive references for future research. It is essential for linguists, advice-practitioners and for those who want to learn more about the discourse of advice.


1. Acknowledgments; 2. Chapter 1. Introduction to advice in discourse (by Locher, Miriam A.); 3. Part I. Advice in academic, educational and training settings; 4. Chapter 2. Question-prefaced advice in feedback sequences of Finnish academic supervisions (by Vehvilainen, Sanna); 5. Chapter 3. 'You could make this clearer': Teachers' advice on ESL academic writing (by Hyland, Ken); 6. Chapter 4. 'It wouldn't hurt if you had your child evaluated': Advice to mothers in responses to vignettes from a US teaching context (by DeCapua, Andrea); 7. Chapter 5. The advising sequence and its preference structures in graduate peer tutoring at an American university (by Waring, Hansun Zhang); 8. Chapter 6. 'Yes that's a good idea': Peer advice in academic discourse at a UK university (by Angouri, Jo); 9. Chapter 7. Mentoring migrants: Facilitating the transition to the New Zealand workplace (by Vine, Bernadette); 10. Part II. Advice in medical and health-related settings; 11. Chapter 8. Advice giving - terminable and interminable: The case of British health visitors (by Heritage, John C.); 12. Chapter 9. 'You may know better than I do': Negotiating advice-giving in Down Syndrome screening in a Hong Kong prenatal hospital (by Zayts, Olga); 13. Chapter 10. Requesting and receiving advice on the telephone: An analysis of telephone helplines in Australia (by Emmison, Michael); 14. Chapter 11. The pursuit of advice on US peer telephone helplines: Sequential and functional aspects (by Pudlinski, Christopher); 15. Part III. Advice in computer-mediated settings; 16. Chapter 12. Online advice in Japanese: Giving advice in an Internet discussion forum (by Morrow, Phillip R.); 17. Chapter 13. Online peer-to-peer advice in Spanish Yahoo!Respuestas (by Placencia, Maria Elena); 18. Part IV. Cross-cultural and corpus linguistic perspectives on advice; 19. Chapter 14. 'Advice' in English and in Russian: A contrastive and cross-cultural perspective (by Wierzbicka, Anna); 20. Chapter 15. 'Well it's not for me to advise you, of course...': Advice and advise in the British National Corpus of English (by Diederich, Catherine); 21. Contributors; 22. Subject index; 23. Author index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027256263
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9789027256263
  • weight: 845
  • ISBN10: 9027256268

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