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.

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

An illuminating read with a cohesive focus. Surveys an impressive array of approaches and analytic methods in the latest scholarship on Chinese discourse and interaction.
Language and Dialogue

The volume makes a worthwhile theoretical and methodological contribution to Chinese discourse research and offers us insights into how to achieve communication successfully and efficiently in some Chinese contexts.
Discourse Studies