Analysing Chinese Language and Discourse across Layers and Genres

ORCID logoWei Wang | University of Sydney
ISBN 9789027207647 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Aspirational and expanding, this book examines contemporary Chinese language and discourse across a spectrum of linguistic layers and genres in diverse social contexts. Addressing issues ranging from the usual focus on language per se, or language use in reaction to the immediate settings, to the connections between properties of texts and social practices (ideologies, stancetaking, power relations, etc.), the updated and exemplary research projects presented in the volume demonstrates a developing trajectory of research in Chinese language and discourse. With its empirical focus and stress on the role of language and discourse in social practice, this important new book discusses various language features as well as gender, stancetaking, and identity in Chinese discourse. This is a vital discussion for anyone interested in contemporary Chinese language and discourse studies.
In examination of different layers of language (i.e. from lexical items and sentence structures to discourse features and discursive practices) across different genres of texts, the research projects have drawn on a variety of linguistic approaches and methodologies, including functional linguistics, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and various approaches to discourse analysis.
Researchers and students of Chinese linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse studies, translation studies, and China studies in general will find this volume an indispensable reference and an enjoyable read.
[Studies in Chinese Language and Discourse, 13] 2020.  xiii, 233 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This book contains research projects that draw on a variety of linguistic approaches and methodologies, addressing issues ranging from concerns about language to the connections between properties of texts and social practices. As a teacher of Chinese as a foreign language, this interesting reading not only enriches my existing theoretical knowledge, but also gives me a new understanding and inspiration for some language phenomena.”
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2021. Publications Received. Language in Society 50:4  pp. 639 ff. DOI logo

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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020027510 | Marc record