This book has been an illuminating read with a cohesive focus. True to its subtitle of ‘theory and practice’, the collection of studies presented surveys an impressive array of approaches and analytic methods in the latest scholarship on Chinese discourse and interaction. …the general consensus on empirical theorization, interdisciplinary perspective, and viewing discourse as situated events, augurs well for the development of an integrated, comprehensive and critical field of study.
Language and Dialogue 4.2 (2014)
a delight to read and a welcome challenge for any scholar of discourse in Chinese contexts, as well as for researchers in cross-cultural politeness and pragmatics, and students of Chinese communication, more broadly.
LinguistList, July 2013
With empirical studies employing diverse methods, analytic frameworks and data sources, this edited volume successfully fills a knowledge gap in Chinese discourse studies. This volume is recommended for students and scholars working on Chinese discourse analysis, intercultural pragmatics and intercultural studies.
Language in Society, 2013