Language, Status, and Power in Iran (Advances in Semiotics)
By: William O. Beeman (author)Hardback
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... excellent example... significant contribution... an important interdisciplinary work... " -Middle East Journal... an important contribution to aspects of Iranian social communication and interpersonal verbal behavior." -LanguageBy showing the reader the intricacies of face-to-face sociolinguistic interaction, William Beeman provides a key to understanding Iranian social and political life. Beeman's study in cross-cultural linguistics will clearly be a model for the study of different languages and cultures.
PREFACEACKNOWLEDGMENTSA NOTE ON TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSPCRIPTIONI. INTRODUCTION: THE ARCHITECTURE OF IRANIANVERBAL INTERACTIONMeaning in Linguistics and AnthropologyDeixis and the Interpretaition of MeaningAppropriateness and EffectivenessIranian Basic SchemasStyle in Cultural CommunicationIranian Interaction SemanticsLanguage and Magic II. The Management of MessagesComponents of SpeechUncertainty and Insecurity in Iranian LifeThe Clever DissimulatorWhom Do You Trust?The Changing Ethic of Message ManagementIII. The Mangagement of InteractionalParameters: PeoplePerception, Attention, and Status in Interpersonal InteractionDimensions of Exchange in Iranian InteractionRelations of Equality: Dowreh and PartibaziRelations of Inequality-Hierarchy and Ta'arofThe Strategic Huse of Ta'arof-Getting the Lower HandPartibazi and Ta'arof: Some Final ComparisonsIV. The Marking of Parameters: EventsThe Problem of ContextDimensions of Iranian ContextualizationThe Iranian Basic SchemaTransformations of the Basic SchemaV. Persian Socio-PhonologyThe Persian Phonemic System: Standard StyleStylistic Differences in Standard PersianStylistic Variation-The Consonantal SystemImplicational Scaling in Stylistic VariationSound Variation in Social ContextRedundancy and Sound Reduction in PersianReducdancy in Interaction in Sound ReductionSylistic Variation The Vowel SystemArabic versus PersianSystemic Proceses and StylisticVariation-A SummaryVI. Persian Socio-MorphologyMorphological VariationThe Elements of the Persian Ver: A conventional descriptionThe Pronoun SystemSylistic Requirements within the Morphological SystemsThe Language of Ta'arofThe Singular/Plural Distinction as an Indicator of StatusMeaning and the Language of Ta'arofA Note on Superior-Inferior AddressT
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