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The Resource Directness and indirectness across cultures, Karen Grainger, Sheffield Hallam University, UK ; Sara Mills, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, (electronic book)

Directness and indirectness across cultures, Karen Grainger, Sheffield Hallam University, UK ; Sara Mills, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, (electronic book)

Label
Directness and indirectness across cultures
Title
Directness and indirectness across cultures
Statement of responsibility
Karen Grainger, Sheffield Hallam University, UK ; Sara Mills, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Directness may often be considered rude in English, but in other languages it signals closeness and honesty. Equally, indirectness can be judged to be polite in English, whereas in other languages it can be regarded as cold and distancing. This book analyses why this is and provides the reader with a set of tools to investigate directness and indirectness in interaction. The authors examine the way that these differences in evaluation may lead to misunderstanding in conversations, focussing on the difficulty in clearly defining and isolating directness and indirectness. Situated within a discursive theoretical perspective, the book shows, through the analysis of role plays, naturally occurring data and interviews, how it is possible to analyse interactants' evaluations and assessments of directness and indirectness"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grainger, Karen
Dewey number
401/.45
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1460
LC item number
.G685 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mills, Sara
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
English language
Label
Directness and indirectness across cultures, Karen Grainger, Sheffield Hallam University, UK ; Sara Mills, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Introduction: Language, Culture, (Im)politeness and (In)directness2. Theoretical Perspectives on Indirectness3. Theoretical Perspectives on Directness 4. Zimbabwean and British English: A Case Study of Directness and Indirectness across Cultures5. Situated Directness and Indirectness: Monolingual English Speakers6. Linguistic Ideologies: Bilingual Speakers' Evaluations of Indirectness and Directness 7. Conclusions
Control code
SPR927960791
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137340382
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/9781137340399
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Directness and indirectness across cultures, Karen Grainger, Sheffield Hallam University, UK ; Sara Mills, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Introduction: Language, Culture, (Im)politeness and (In)directness2. Theoretical Perspectives on Indirectness3. Theoretical Perspectives on Directness 4. Zimbabwean and British English: A Case Study of Directness and Indirectness across Cultures5. Situated Directness and Indirectness: Monolingual English Speakers6. Linguistic Ideologies: Bilingual Speakers' Evaluations of Indirectness and Directness 7. Conclusions
Control code
SPR927960791
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137340382
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/9781137340399
Specific material designation
remote

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