Politeness Phenomena across Chinese Genres - Xinren Chen

Politeness Phenomena across Chinese Genres - Xinren Chen

9. Panelists’ Rapport Management in Expressing Disagreement at Conference Discussions

Politeness Phenomena across Chinese Genres - Xinren Chen

Liyin Zhang [+-]
Northwest University, Xi'an
Liyin Zhang is Lecturer in School of Foreign Languages at Northwest University, Xi’an, China, and also a PhD. candidate of Applied Linguistics at Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. She has published several research papers on pragmatics and textual analysis of academic discourse in journals such as Foreign Languages and Their Teaching and presented at several international conferences such as the 6th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication.
Xiaoyan Wang [+-]
Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Xiaoyan Wang is Lecturer in School of Foreign Languages at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing, China, and also a PhD. candidate of Applied Linguistics in Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. She has published several papers on pragmatic teaching in journals such as Foreign Languages and Their Teaching.

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Liyin Zhang and Xiaoyan Wang focus on how panelists do rapport management when expressing disagreement at conference discussions. Based on an in-depth analysis of the utterances collected from academic conference discussions in the field of linguistics, they show the strategies the panelists adopt to manage face and sociality rights and interactional goals in the activity, and investigate the influencing factors concerned. The study demonstrates that disagreement, though a risky communicative act, is not necessarily meant to be face-threatening, but rather it can be a site for the management of rapport between or among interlocutors. Panelists craftily combine the components of disagreement with other strategies to fulfil the purpose of rapport management.

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Zhang, Liyin; Wang, Xiaoyan . 9. Panelists’ Rapport Management in Expressing Disagreement at Conference Discussions. Politeness Phenomena across Chinese Genres. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 191-210 Oct 2017. ISBN 9781781791769. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=26664. Date accessed: 16 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.26664. Oct 2017

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