Face and Face Practices in Chinese Talk In Interaction

Face and Face Practices in Chinese Talk-in-Interaction addresses the knowledge-gap in this field by focusing on the importance of emic conceptualizations (face1) in theorizing face.

Author: Wei-Lin Melody Chang

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN: 1781791341

Category: Chinese language

Page: 224

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The main purpose of this book is to address the knowledge-gap in the field by focusing on the importance of emic conceptualizations (face1) in theorizing face, since existing research on face to date has tended to rely on the etic perspective (face2) in theorizing and conceptualizing face. However, in applying an interactional pragmatics approach instead of simply describing Chinese in a normative, and thus potentially stereotypical manner, through drawing only on folk notions and discourse, this book contributes to face research and pragmatics research in general. It builds on an analysis of original face-to-face interactional data and employs a combination of methodological approaches to analyze face in business setting. Moreover, this work is the very first study to examine face and face practices in Chinese employing Face Constituting Theory (FCT) as the theoretical framework. In doing so it provides empirical support for the importance of examining the cognitive and the interactional aspects of face practices, as well as providing insightful perspectives on the complex interactional moves that participants employ in managing their interpersonal relationships in the process of attaining significant interactional goals in business interactions and mediations. In this way, the book addresses key current debates regarding how face should be conceptualized and theorized. It also demystifies Chinese communication through the detailed analysis undertaken, and thereby illuminates some unidentified face practices, both culture-general and cultural-specific.

The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic Im politeness

Identity and Interaction: A Socio-cultural Linguistic Approach. Discourse Studies
7 (4/5): 585–614. Chang, W.-L.M. 2016. Face and Face Practices in Chinese Talk
-in-Interactions: A Study in Interactional Pragmatics. London: Equinox. Chang ...

Author: Jonathan Culpeper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137375087

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 824

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This handbook comprehensively examines social interaction by providing a critical overview of the field of linguistic politeness and impoliteness. Authored by over forty leading scholars, it offers a diverse and multidisciplinary approach to a vast array of themes that are vital to the study of interpersonal communication. The chapters explore the use of (im)politeness in specific contexts as well as wider developments, and variations across cultures and contexts in understandings of key concepts (such as power, emotion, identity and ideology). Within each chapter, the authors select a topic and offer a critical commentary on the key linguistic concepts associated with it, supporting their assertions with case studies that enable the reader to consider the practicalities of (im)politeness studies. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of linguistics, particularly those concerned with pragmatics, sociolinguistics and interpersonal communication. Its multidisciplinary nature means that it is also relevant to researchers across the social sciences and humanities, particularly those working in sociology, psychology and history.

Discursive Constructions of Corporate Identities by Chinese Banks on Sina Weibo

The complexity of face-work in computer-mediated communication is
undoubtedly heightened in light of the absence of facial, body and prosodic cues
(Baym 1995). ... applied Brown and Levinson's (1987) framework, offered timely
insights and a close-up of virtual face-work practices. ... Conversation analysis as
a distinctive and recognised approach to the analysis of social interaction is
derived from the ...

Author: Wei Feng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811044694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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This book addresses the discursive construction of corporate identities in social media on the part of Chinese corporations, particularly highlighting how followers of corporate social media co-create corporate identities during firm-follower interactions. Toward this end, it pursues an integrated sociolinguistics approach combining e.g. thematic analysis, interactional analysis and in-depth interviews. Readers will also find extensive information on the brand-new dialogic framework of corporate identity formation. The book offers an insightful and revealing guide for both practitioners/trainers and teachers in corporate communication who are faced with the challenges of managing public relations and corporate images in the age of social media. It can also serve as a valuable case study for those readers who are fascinated by the Chinese economy and discourse analysis of the Chinese language.

Politeness in Chinese Face to face Interaction

Chinese mainly talk with people they know, and are not interested in talking with
others. What is ... In the inside relation of acquaintance, participants use more
elaborated linguistic codes and face strategies to engage in conversation. ...
Secondly, the practice of socialism and the political environment (particularly the
Cultural Revolution) in contemporary China have elevated the importance of
personal ...

Author: Yuling Pan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567504922

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 169

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This book attempts to bring in the perspective of situational variation in analyzing linguistic politeness, and looks at politeness in the larger framework of social context. It outlines the way into the problem of politeness in Chinese culture and the steps taken in the application of politeness strategies in verbal interaction.

Im Politeness Implicatures

The 'well-defined' is 'ambiguous' – indeterminancy in Chinese conversation.
Journal of Pragmatics 31(4). 535–556. Chang, Wei-Lin Melody. forthcoming.
Face and Face Practices in Chinese Interaction: A Study in Interactional Practices

Author: Michael Haugh

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110240078

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 369

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This volume brings together two highly researched but also highly controversial concepts, those of politeness and implicature. A theory of implicature as social action and im/politeness as social practice is developed that opens up new ways of examining the relationship between them. It constitutes a fresh look at the issues involved that redresses the current imbalance between social and pragmatic accounts of im/politeness.

Multimodality in Chinese Interaction

In this approach, face-to-face interaction is “by definition, multimodal interaction
in which participants encounter a steady ... interaction does not prioritize verbal
conduct, but rather studies the ways in which multimodal practices such as talk, ...

Author: Xiaoting Li

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110462395

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 341

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This book meets the demands of scholars of Chinese linguistics as well as researchers on multimodality from a cross-linguistic and comparative perspective. It sheds new light on the traditional study of Chinese discourse and grammar. The volume brings together leading scholars working on the state-of-the-art research on this topic from all over the world, contributing to the understanding of the multimodal nature of human interaction at large.

Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age

Icebreaker Talk an example about a typical communication event in China: “If you
have questions or problems, you need meet people. Sit down with a couple of ...
Most participants wished that they could have face-to-face interaction after a few
weeks of e-mail exchange. Chinese ... In the U.S. culture, e-mail as well as other
formats of CMC become one part of routine communication practice. However, in

Author: St.Amant, Kirk

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599042152

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

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"This book provides readers with in-depth information on the various linguistic, cultural, technological, legal, and other factors that affect interactions in online exchanges. It provides information that implements effective decisions related to the uses and designs of online media when interacting with individuals from other cultures"--Provided by publisher.

Communicating Effectively with the Chinese

example of a behavioral rule is the " face concern ” rule , which declares that if a
conflict arises , the best strategy is to avoid it ... of investigation entails seeking
out emic concepts that significantly define everyday Chinese communication
practices . ... Mian zi talk ” makes up a unique genre of Chinese communication ,
and it has a profound impact on Chinese daily ... injury or disappointment
because disagreement is more task related in the Chinese interaction context
than are injury or ...

Author: Ge Gao

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 080397003X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 109

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How can North Americans improve their communication with the Chinese? A useful and efficient approach to understanding prevalent cultural assumptions underlying everyday Chinese communicative activities, Communicating Effectively With the Chinese Identifies and conceptualizes some of the distinctive communication practices in Chinese culture. Utilizing the self-OTHER perspective as a conceptual foundation, authors Ge Gao and Stella Ting-Toomey portray and interpret the dynamics of Chinese communication. They examine how self-conception, role and hierarchy, relational dynamics, and face affect ways of conducting conversations in Chinese culture. They explain why miscommunication between Chinese and North Americans takes place and suggest ways to improve Chinese/North American communication. By incorporating instances of everyday conversations, Gao and Ting-Toomey offer a realistic and clear illustration of the specific characteristics and functions of Chinese communication, as well as problematic areas of Chinese-North Amnnerican encounters. Communicating Effectively With the Chinese will be widely used by professionals and academics in communication, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, Asian studies, and race and ethnic studies.

Mediated Discourse as Social Interaction

social practices for layout and purchase of a Chinese newspaper imputes to the
potential purchaser a kin-like identity. ... Again, this imputation is normally ratified
through speaking a word or two of Chinese and taking the paper offered. ... in
discussing handbills, such rapid claims and counter-claims, contestations,
negotiations and ratifications are the stuff of identity work in face-to-face social

Author: Ron Scollon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317881667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

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Mediated Discourse as Social Interaction makes an explicit link between media studies and social interactionalist discursive research where previously the two fields of study have been treated as separate disciplines. This text presents an integrated theory illustrated by ample concrete examples, bringing together the latest research in these two fields. It offers a critique to the sender-receiver model implicit in media studies, and argues for an analysis of media discourse as social interaction, on the one hand among journalists and newsmakers as a community of practice, and among readers and viewers as a spectating community of practice on the other. The book also argues for a coherent and interdiscursive methodology for the ethnographic study of the role of the news media in the social construction of identity and is based on a considerable body of ethnographic and textual analysis of both print and television news media. The theory of mediated discourse presented in this volume will be of great interest to advanced undergraduates and postgraduates studying media studies, sociology of language, discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication and applied linguistics. It will also be welcomed by scholars and professionals involved in research in these areas.

Face Communication and Social Interaction

Westerners can tolerate failures , but Chinese are traditionally trained in terms of
saving face . ... Yu ( 2003 ) explained that the Chinese concept of ' face ' concerns
the entire society and commands saliency in both daily practice and talk as ...

Author: Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini

Publisher: Equinox

ISBN: UOM:39015080844221

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

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This book offers an alternative approach in focusing on the ways in which face is both constituted in and constitutive of social interaction, and its relationship to self, identity and broader sociocultural expectations.

Situated Politeness

On the luxury of context for understanding talk in interaction'. Journal of
Pragmatics, 40, 42–54. Merrison, A. (2011) ... Discourse and Society, 14,473–
505. Pan, Y. (2000), Politeness in Chinese Face-to-face Interaction. Stanford, CA:

Author: Bethan L. Davies

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441150745

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Pragmatic and sociolinguistic analyses of im/politeness have usually been dependent on context and cultural frames of reference. This new study approaches the concept from an original perspective, namely situatedness. Although politeness research often concentrates on examining how speeches or discourses themselves are situated with regards to different places and contexts, the focus on just one situation, and various text types within it, can also be of value. Situated Politeness is concerned with disentangling the factors which govern our behaviour within a given social context as well as across them. A range of expanding disciplines, including corpus linguistics, critical discourse analysis, and conversation analysis, are brought to bear on the topic, and this work will be of interest to a diverse global audience.

Chinese Religion

Practice and spirituality 171 Meanings of sacrifice 173 Thanksgiving and
redeeming 177 Rites of passage 180 Divination 185 ... There is an interaction
between belief and practice and this interaction constitutes the dynamics of a
religious tradition, deepening its understanding of the world, bringing it to face-to-
face encounters with other traditions and accounting for the unity ... Broadly
speaking, all.

Author: Xinzhong Yao

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847064769

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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A new introduction To The field of Chinese religion and culture ideally suited to undergraduate students.

Cases on Successful E Learning Practices in the Developed and Developing World Methods for the Global Information Economy

Peter Jakubowicz The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In contrast to the formal school setting where learning is
often linear, structured and controlled (be it online or face-to-face), for the 'net
generation,' (Google, MySpace, MSN, YouTube and ... The findings show that
Chinese-speaking learners' online interactions, categorized into three broad
areas (cognitive, ...

Author: Olaniran, Bolanle A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605669434

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 382

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Cases on Successful E-Learning Practices in the Developed and Developing World: Methods for the Global Information Economy provides eclectic accounts of case studies in different contexts of e-learning.

Effective Blended Learning Practices Evidence Based Perspectives in ICT Facilitated Education

Soyou might rephrase itjustsopeople understand what you're talking about a bit
more, so obviously you want to create an ... Interaction The case studies
illuminated the difficulties of moving students through different levels of
interaction, that is from ... of the time and placeboundedness offace-to-face
classes by some students and these are presented below in Table 1. ... and this
was especially valued by the Chinese ESL students who were able to participate
more substantially in the ...

Author: Stacey, Elizabeth

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605662978

Category: Education

Page: 382

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Provides insight into the practice of blended learning in higher education.

A Sociolinguistic Study of Addressing Openings and Closings in Contemporary Chinese Personal Letters

49 sequences of speech moves ( or acts ) are related to each other in relation to
these theoretical aspects . ... and sociolinguistic literature pertaining to practices
of addressing , openings and closings in conversation . ... There is limited
investigation of how these three speech events are performed in non - English
languages ( e.g. Chinese ) , a language with ... addressing forms , opening and
closing performance have mostly rested on face - to - face or telephone
interaction in English ...

Author: 曹湘洪


ISBN: STANFORD:36105215068771

Category: Chinese letters

Page: 336

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Organizational Behavior and the Practice of Management

The interaction may not involve speech . Two tennis players or two dancers may
interact without talking . Whenever the acts of two or more persons face - to - face
are mutually related , it is possible to recognize and speak of interaction .

Author: David R. Hampton

Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman

ISBN: UCSC:32106000883725

Category: Management

Page: 851

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Adapted from the ences between the Chinese & Western cultures , the Chinese
frequently source document . commit . cultural ... Specifically , we indicate that
some resources available in ordinary talk - in - interaction are not available in
web chats ... of Psychology , University of Strathclyde ) , Computer - Supported
and Face - to - Face Collaboration on Design Tasks ... 1 This article aims to
describe specific practices of television spectators based on recordings of
English families and ...



ISBN: UOM:39015079657410

Category: Language and languages


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Electronic Elsewheres

The scope or range of the public spaces of television documentary and
independent documentary in China are also very different. ... also run webcasts,
television documentary's public space may be the national or even global
Chinese-speaking public. ... In this regard, the similarities with the public spaces
constituted by analogous practices in liberal democracies are ... Furthermore, the
filmmakers often travel with their films, so not only is the response collective and
face-to-face, but it ...

Author: Chris Berry

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816647361

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Some chapters were previously published.

The Cambridge Guide to Pedagogy and Practice in Second Language Teaching

Speaking is a highly complex skill, involving the interaction of multiple
psychological as well as physiological processes. Thankfully ... But even learners
with advanced knowledge of the systems often find it difficult to activate this
knowledge in real time, face-to-face encounters. ... We're looking for a Chinese
speaker, etc.

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107015869

Category: Education

Page: 300

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This collection provides a state-of-the-art survey of key issues and approaches in contemporary second language teaching.

Proceedings from the Parasessions of the Chicago Linguistic Society s Meeting

Body Movement and Participant Alignment in Mandarin Conversational
Interactions Hongyin Tao Cornell University 1 . ... However , when one observes
the ways in which social interaction in face - to - face settings is conducted , one
cannot help noticing that ... of recipiency in medical practice ; and Schegloff 1984
emphasizes that talk and body behavior are complementary aspects of talk in
interaction .

Author: Chicago Linguistic Society. Meeting


ISBN: UCSC:32106015817106

Category: Electronic journals


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