Expressing Opinions in French and Australian English Discourse: A semantic and interactional analysis (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 200)

Expressing Opinions in French and Australian English Discourse: A semantic and interactional analysis (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 200)

By: Kerry Mullan (author)Hardback

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Description

Based on the analysis of conversations between French and Australian English speakers discussing various topics, including their experiences as non-native speakers in France or Australia, this book combines subjective personal testimonies with an objective linguistic analysis of the expression of opinion in discourse. It offers a new perspective on French and Australian English interactional style by examining the discourse markers I think, je pense, je crois and je trouve. It is shown that the prosody, intonation unit position, and the surrounding context of these markers are all fundamental to their function and meaning in interaction. In addition, this book offers the first detailed comparative semantic study of the three comparative French expressions in interaction. The book will appeal to all those interested in linguistics, French and Australian English interactional style, cross-cultural communication, and discourse analysis. Students and teachers of French will be interested in the semantic analysis of the French expressions, the authentic interactional data and the personal testimonies of the participants.

Contents

1. Acknowledgments; 2. Transcription conventions; 3. List of tables and figures; 4. List of appendices; 5. Chapter 1. Introduction; 6. Chapter 2. Methodology and data collection; 7. Chapter 3. Overview of interactional style and discourse markers; 8. Chapter 4. The role of I think in Australian English interaction; 9. Chapter 5. Je pense, je crois and je trouve; 10. Chapter 6. The role of je pense in French interaction; 11. Chapter 7. The role of je crois in French interaction; 12. Chapter 8. The role of je trouve in French interaction; 13. Chapter 9. Conclusion; 14. References; 15. Appendices; 16. Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789027256041
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 282
  • ID: 9789027256041
  • weight: 700
  • ISBN10: 9027256047

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