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Belgian J. of Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.223, CiteScore: 1)
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Gesture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.392, CiteScore: 1)
Historiographia Linguistica     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Information Design J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Interaction Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 1)
Interpreting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.502, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Chinese Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Corpus Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.057, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Language and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Learner Corpus Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
J. of Argumentation in Context     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Asian Pacific Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.155, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Historical Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Historical Pragmatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.237, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Immersion and Content-Based Language     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
J. of Language Aggression and Conflict     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
J. of Language and Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.486, CiteScore: 1)
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J. of Pidgin and Creole Languages     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.205, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Second Language Pronunciation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Korean Linguistics     Hybrid Journal  
Language and Dialogue     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.68, CiteScore: 1)
Language and Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Language Problems & Language Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
Language, Interaction and Acquisition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.262, CiteScore: 0)
Languages in Contrast     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.613, CiteScore: 1)
Linguistic Variation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Linguistics in the Netherlands     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.138, CiteScore: 0)
Lingvisticae Investigationes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Metaphor and the Social World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.404, CiteScore: 1)
Narrative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.256, CiteScore: 0)
NOWELE : North-Western European Language Evolution     Hybrid Journal  
Pragmatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Pragmatics & Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 1)
Pragmatics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.147, CiteScore: 1)
Reinardus     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Review of Cognitive Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.267, CiteScore: 0)
Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada / Spanish J. of Applied Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Revue Romane     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Scientific Study of Literature     Hybrid Journal  
Sign Language & Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.167, CiteScore: 0)
Spanish in Context     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.288, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Language     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 0)
Target     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.448, CiteScore: 1)
Terminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.155, CiteScore: 0)
Translation and Interpreting Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.428, CiteScore: 1)
Translation Spaces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.248, CiteScore: 0)
Written Language & Literacy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.505, CiteScore: 1)
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  • A genre-pragmatic analysis of Arabic academic book reviews (ArBRs)
    • Authors: Mohammed Nahar Al-Ali
      First page: 159
      Abstract: Source: Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 159 - 184This study aims to investigate the rhetorical genre components and the pragmatic evaluation options used to articulate the communicative function of ArBR genre, and find out how these generic and evaluation options contrast with those reported in other languages and cultures. To this end, a corpus of 50 book reviews written by 50 Arab reviewers was collected and analyzed within the rhetorical components developed and applied by Motta-Roth (1998) to English book reviews. The present study drew on Hyland (2000) , Gea Valor (2000–2001) , Moreno and Suárez (2008a) and Alcaraz-Ariza (2010) in order to examine how the qualities of ArBRs are evaluated and in which terms (i.e., criticism or praise). The results indicated that the Arab reviewers employed additional sub-moves that have not been used by other researchers. Unlike English book reviewers, Arab reviewers try to avoid criticism. Instead, they usually devote most of their book reviews to describe and summarize uncritically although critical appraisal is supposed to be the backbone of this genre. These purposive generic component preferences and evaluation tendencies can be explained with reference to the goal of the academic community and the writing culture that constrain Arab reviewers' academic behavior. I hope that the results of this study will provide graduate students and novice researchers with further awareness of the acceptable generic strategies, the linguistic choices and pragmatic evaluative options that can be used to write an evaluation of a piece of research.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Diglossia
    • Authors: Helge Daniëls
      First page: 185
      Abstract: Source: Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 185 - 216Diglossia is, as far as the Arabic language is concerned, a concept that has been taken for granted, as much as it has been criticized. First, based on Ferguson’s article on diglossia and subsequent interpretations and ramifications of the concept and with a special focus on how language variability is discursively deployed and how it is perceived in the Arab speech community, I will argue that diglossia does not so much describe actual language use, but rather how language variability is ‘read’ in the Arab world. In the second part of the article, an analysis of labeling in a 19th century debate will show how the dichotomy between fuṣḥā and non-fuṣḥā varieties (ʿāmmīya), 1 which is the basis of diglossia, was already taken for granted long before the concept and the term existed, and even before fuṣḥā and ʿāmmīya were used as independent lexical items. The analysis in both parts of the article shows how much diglossia is taken for granted by most native speakers of Arabic, even if it defies linguistic descriptions of actual language use. It is exactly this ‘common-sense-ness’ that suggests that diglossia is a useful tool to describe language ideological attitudes.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Pragmatic development in the instructed context
    • Authors: Thi Thuy Minh Nguyen
      First page: 217
      Abstract: Source: Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 217 - 252This article reports an eight-month investigation into the long-term impact of explicit instruction on the learnability of different aspects of email requests by a group of Vietnamese university students. Two intact classes were randomly assigned to the treatment (N = 13) and control conditions (N = 19). Over a four-week period, the treatment group received six hours of instruction which comprised consciousness-raising, meta-pragmatic explanation, repeated output practice and teacher feedback. The control group, on the other hand, only followed the usual syllabus. Results of the study indicate that the treatment group obtained significantly greater pre-to-posttest gains than the control group, and that their improvement was retained by the time of the eight-month delayed post-test. Despite the learners’ overall progress, however, it was also found that different aspects of their performance appeared to respond differently to instruction. The article supports the need for instruction of email politeness and discusses implications for future pedagogy and research.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Refusals in Early Modern English drama texts
    • Authors: Isabella Reichl
      First page: 253
      Abstract: Source: Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 253 - 270Due to their largely non-routinized forms and their not being retrievable in computerised corpus searches, refusals have hitherto not been examined from a diachronic perspective. The present paper presents an inventory of refusal strategies in Early Modern English drama texts. Five comedies from two periods (1560–1599 and 1720–1760), respectively, taken from the Corpus of English Dialogues 1560–1760 ( Kytö and Culpeper 2006 ) were examined manually and analysed qualitatively and quantitatively. The analysis lead to an alternative classification of refusals which differs considerably from the frequently used taxonomy by Beebe, Takahashi, and Uliss-Weltz (1990) . The proposed classification takes into account three levels of analysis: the propositional content of the utterance, the functional super-strategy, and the speaker’s stance. The development of refusal within the period under investigation partially matches findings regarding related speech acts that show a development towards increased indirectness ( Culpeper and Demmen 2011 , Pakkala-Weckström 2008 , Del Lungo Camiciotti 2008 ).
      PubDate: 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Nationalism and gender in the representation of non-Japanese characters’
           speech in contemporary Japanese novels
    • Authors: Satoko Suzuki
      First page: 271
      Abstract: Source: Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 271 - 302This study demonstrates that two types of language ideologies (linguistic nationalism and feminine language normativity) influence how Japanese contemporary novels represent non-Japanese characters’ speech. It investigates the role of gender and observes that novelists only infrequently assign highly gendered utterance-final forms to non-Japanese characters when they speak in Japanese. This tendency is more salient among the representations of male non-Japanese characters. Masculine expressions seem to belong to a set of linguistic resources that are considered available only to the Japanese. This exclusivism, i.e., linguistic nationalism, might explain the lack of highly masculine forms among non-Japanese characters in novels. As for the relatively frequent assignment of gendered language for female characters, the normativity of feminine language makes it part of the basic language of all female speakers including non-Japanese individuals. In addition, feminine expressions are not as strongly associated with authenticity as masculine expressions.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • The representations of racism in immigrant students’ essays in
    • Authors: Argiris Archakis
      First page: 1
      Abstract: Source: Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 1 - 28Racism as a means for accomplishing homogeneity is at the center of this study which draws on Critical Discourse Analysis and focuses on descriptions of racist behaviors included in immigrant students’ school essays. We investigate how the dominant assimilative and homogenizing discourse operates in Greece and how immigrant students position themselves towards this dominant discourse. Our analysis focuses on the ways the immigrant students of our sample construct legitimizing and hybrid resistance identities. We demonstrate that legitimizing identities are found in the vast majority of the essays of our data due to the racist behaviors experienced by immigrant people. On the other hand, the explicit description of such behaviors appears only in few essays. We argue that in these few essays, via referring to racist behaviors of majority people against them, immigrant students manage to build hybrid resistance identities.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • To be or not to be your son’s father/mother
    • Authors: Sami Ben Salamh; Zouheir Maalej Mohammed Alghbban
      First page: 29
      Abstract: Source: Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 29 - 60The current article offers a comparative account of the address system of two dialects of Arabic, Najdi and Tunisian Arabic. Capitalizing on the theory of Idealized Cognitive Model, the article defends the view that the two systems display Idealized models, which are central to the system, and non-Idealized models, which are peripheral to it. Najdi Arabic includes Idealized terms such as first names, teknonyms, and kinship terms while non-Idealized models include a battery of terms of address. Tunisian Arabic Idealized models hinge on Si/Lalla + first names, first names, and kinship terms while non-Idealized models make use of endeared first names, kinship terms, and diminished kinship terms. The two systems are shown to differ at the level of types of encounter (including formality, closeness, and deference), availability of address options, social horizontality-verticality, and use of metaphor and metonymy.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Analysis of politeness strategies in Japanese and Korean conversations
           between males
    • Authors: Eun Mi Lee
      First page: 61
      Abstract: Source: Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 61 - 92This study analyzed the uses and functions of speech levels and speech level shifts in natural conversations between two unacquainted males. Similarities and differences between Japanese and Korean languages have been investigated. For the Japanese language, speech levels do not clearly reflect the hierarchical relationships based on the interlocutors’ age by utilizing “non-marked utterance (NM)” This finding implies that modern Japanese people tend to avoid the use of honorifics which clearly indicates the hierarchical relationships between speakers at the sentence level. On the other hand, speech level shifts reflect hierarchical relationships between speakers, which means that Japanese seem to conform to normative language use at the discourse level. For the Korean language, both speech levels and speech level shifts clearly reflect the hierarchical relationships based on the interlocutors’ age. This result suggests that Korean have a strong tendency to preserve the normative honorific usage of polite forms according to age difference both at the sentence level and at the discourse level. These results suggest that speech levels, considered to be socio-pragmatically obligatory, have a strategic-use aspect for both languages, including the use of “non-marked utterances” and that of downshifts. It was also discovered that Japanese tend to use speech levels more strategically than Korean. Consequently, Japanese uses honorifics strategically in order to evade hierarchical relationships based on age, whereas Koreans tend to conform to social norms that derive from tenets of Confucianism, a philosophy emphasizing politeness toward older people; such practice encourages younger people to use polite forms to their elders.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • An overview of the Japanese quotative itta and itte ita
    • Authors: Hironori Nishi
      First page: 93
      Abstract: Source: Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 93 - 112The present study provides an overview of the quotative utterances made with itta (past form of iu ‘to say’) and itte ita (the combination of iu and the past form of the -te iru construction) in naturally occurring conversations in Japanese. The examination of approximately 13 hours of conversations shows that itta is used in 91.1% of first-person quotations (‘I said that…’). In second-person (‘you said that…’) and third-person (‘he/she said that…’) quotations, itte ita is used in 90.0%, and 77.3% of the cases, respectively. The present study argues that the high percentage of itte ita for second- and third-person quotative utterances is due to the fact that the -te iru construction, which is included in itte ita, is used as an evidential marker. The present study also analyzes the deviant cases from the dominant pattern (i.e. using itta for third-person utterances), and demonstrates how -te iru’s evidential function is utilized manipulatively in conversation.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Taboo effects at the syntactic level
    • Authors: Andrea Pizarro Pedraza; Barbara De Cock
      First page: 113
      Abstract: Source: Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 113 - 138This paper analyses the linguistic resources used by speakers to profile the participants in taboo actions, focusing on expressions for the concept abortar 'to abort' in Spanish sociolinguistic interviews. The tokens referring to the action are analysed in terms of linguistic features that affect agentivity at the level of verbs, subjects and objects. The combination of different linguistic features is classified in three levels of agentivity (prototypical agents, non-prototypical agents and non-agents) with various sublevels. The presence of modals further contributes to reducing agentivity, causing the maximally agentive profiling to be rather infrequent. Second, though the direct construal abortar is generally preferred, the levels of agentivity interplay with onomasiological variation. Third, social variables are not significantly correlated with the levels of agentivity. The paper concludes that mitigating agentivity is a euphemistic strategy against the taboo of a fully agentive woman who aborts, based on the cultural conceptualization of unwanted abortion.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • The concept of complimenting in light of the Moore language in Burkina
    • Authors: Mahamadou Sawadogo
      First page: 139
      Abstract: Source: Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 139 - 156This paper sheds light on the concept of complimenting, based on its practice in the Moore language spoken in Burkina Faso, West Africa. It revisits Holmes’ (1986) definition of “compliments” and proposes a model which gives new insight into the concept of complimenting behaviour across languages and cultures. The proposed model may have implications for our understanding of politeness strategies as proposed by Brown and Levinson (1987) , particularly with the urge to integrate third person in the model, as a close examination of data from Moore would suggest. The data analyzed were collected in naturally occurring discourse.
      PubDate: 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • In memory of Helena Calsamiglia Blancafort
    • Authors: Melissa G. Moyer
      First page: 157
      Abstract: Source: Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 157 - 158
      PubDate: 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • The use of discourse markers but and so by native English speakers and
           Chinese speakers of English
    • Authors: Binmei Liu
      First page: 479
      Abstract: Source: Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 479 - 506Previous studies have found that but and so occur frequently in native and non-native English speakers’ speech and that they are easy to acquire by non-native English speakers. The current study compared ideational and pragmatic functions of but and so by native and non-native speakers of English. Data for the study were gathered using individual sociolinguistic interviews with five native English speakers and ten L1 Chinese speakers. The results suggest that even though the Chinese speakers of English acquired the ideational functions of but and so as well as the native English speakers, they underused the pragmatic functions of them. The findings indicate that there is still a gap between native and non-native English speakers in communicative competence in the use of but and so. The present study also suggests that speakers’ L1 (Mandarin Chinese) and overall oral proficiency in oral discourse affect their use of but and so.
      PubDate: 2017-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Mocking fakeness
    • Authors: Mia Halonen; Sari Pietikäinen
      First page: 507
      Abstract: Source: Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 507 - 528Phonetic resources, like dialects and accents, are used in ethnic humour to build up a recognisable character that pokes fun at the stereotypes associated with a particular identity, sometimes with critical and political undertones. In this article, we examine the manipulation of one such resource, aspiration, used in performing and mocking one such clichéd character, called the fake Sámi. This character has a contested history in Finnish tourism and marketing practices, and is embedded in a long-standing debate about who can use emblems of Sámi identity for economic purposes. Adopting a sociophonetic language regard and folk linguistics approaches ( Preston 2010 ; Niedzielski & Preston 2003 ) we explore how “fakeness” is constructed phonetically by the actors performing “Fake Sámi” in an indigenous Sámi television comedy show during a period of intense political debate in Finland over the legal definition of the category of indigenous Sámi. By analysing the use of hyperbolic aspiration of a prominent feature of Lappish Finnish dialect, the non-initial syllable /h/-sound, we show how the fakeness is performed by evoking linguistic stereotypes of a Finnish Lappish dialect and a Finnish English accent by a deliberate misuse of aspiration: aspirating when standard phonemes in speech should not be aspirated and not aspirating when phonemes should be aspirated. We argue that this kind of deliberate ambivalence and misuse of phonetic resources is a phonetic resource for reflexive postmodern identity performances.
      PubDate: 2017-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • The question of politeness in political interviews
    • Authors: Marcia Macaulay
      First page: 529
      Abstract: Source: Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 529 - 552This paper examines the question of politeness in political interviews, looking particularly at the use of loaded questions. Comparison is made between the two principal paradigms of politeness, Locher and Watts (2005) and Brown and Levinson (1987) . The paper focuses on the interviewing style of Steven Sackur (HARDtalk, BBC) who employs loaded questions in his political interviews in keeping with the analysis of Walton (1991) who argues that loaded questions can function as a ‘reasonable’ means to constrain the response of an interviewee and in turn further discourse. Sackur employs loaded questions selectively to convey and reinforce a presupposition to which an interviewee is not committed. In so doing, he is able to constrain the contribution of his interviewee. Loaded questions are a linguistic means of (im)politeness used strategically by Sackur to further the discourse of his interviews.
      PubDate: 2017-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • “I want a real apology”
    • Authors: Caroline L. Rieger
      First page: 553
      Abstract: Source: Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 553 - 590Research on the apology spans over half a century and has been quite prolific. Yet, a major issue with numerous studies on apologies is a lack of findings from naturally occurring interaction. Instead many studies examine written elicitations. As a result they research how respondents think they apologize, not how they do apologize. This project, in contrast, stresses the importance of studying the apology as a dynamically constructed politeness strategy in situated interaction. Apologies are part of the ever-present relational work, i.e., co-constructed and co-negotiated, emergent relationships in a situated social context. Hence, the focus is not on the illocutionary force indicating device (IFID) alone, nor on the turn in which the IFID is produced, but on the interactional exchange in situ. Naturally, data eliciting produces a larger sample size of apologies than the taping and transcribing of naturally occurring interaction does. To remedy the issue, this study uses interactions from situation comedies, which provide a large sample of apologies in their interactional context. Sitcom interactions constitute a valid focus of pragmatic research as they share fundamental elements of natural interactions ( B. Mills 2009 ; Quaglio 2009 ). The validity of this approach is tested using findings from published conversation analytic studies on apologies. The analysis is set within the framework of discursive pragmatics and leads to new insights on apologies and responses to apologies.
      PubDate: 2017-01-01T00:00:00Z
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