Face, Communication and Social Interaction - Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini

Face, Communication and Social Interaction - Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini


Face, Communication and Social Interaction - Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini

Yoshiko Matsumoto [+-]
Stanford University
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Based on in-depth analyses of Japanese, my research focuses on issues that emphasize the importance of context in understanding the structure, meaning and use of language. I have worked on pragmatics of linguistic constructions (e.g. frame semantics of noun-modifying construction, reference, honorifics, discourse markers) and sociocultural aspects of discourse (e.g. politeness theories, speech acts, bilingualism, relation among language, gender and age, ideology, and identity reflected in Japanese as a second language). Topics of my current research center around conversational narratives (especially of older women), integration of pragmatic factors in construction grammar, and typology of noun-modifying constructions.


PAPERBACK EDITION PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2010 It is an enduring theme of humanity that people are concerned about what others think of them. The notion of face has thus become firmly established as a means of explaining various social phenomena in a range of fields within the social sciences, including anthropology, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and psychology. Yet face has also become increasingly entrenched in the literature as a kind of pre-existing sociocultural construct. This book offers an alternative in focusing on the ways in which face is both constituted inand constitutive ofsocial interaction, and its relationship to self, identity and broader sociocultural expectations. There are three main themes explored in this volume. Part I, ‘Face in interaction’, encompasses contributions that deal with face as it emerges in interaction in various institutional and non-institutional settings. In Part II, the relationship between self, identity and face is investigated in the context of interpersonal communication. The final part considers various approaches to establishing links between individual interactions (the so-called micro) and broader sociocultural expectations or 'norms' that interactants bring into interactions (the so-called macro).

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Matsumoto, Yoshiko. Foreword. Face, Communication and Social Interaction. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. xi - xii May 2009. ISBN 9781845539139. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19055. Date accessed: 22 Mar 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19055. May 2009

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