Thanking and Politeness in Japanese: Balancing Acts in Interaction (BOK)

Jun Ohashi

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Thanking and Politeness in Japanese: Balancing Acts in Interaction synthesizes previous work on thanking, politeness and Japanese pragmatics and crystallises the theoretical underpinnings of thanking, how it is realized linguistically and the social meaning and significance of this aspect of Japanese communication. The book employs three empirical studies to reveal conversational participants' collaborative work in thanking episodes, specifically, their acts of balancing obligations. It illuminates the mutually dependent nature of social interaction in Japanese and beyond, and suggests a new theoretical framework in understanding what is expected in social interaction across the languages. This is the definitive work on how Japanese people thank one another, and will provide ongoing value to second language Japanese teachers, textbook writers and academics seeking to make sense of, and define, this beautifully subtle, complex yet essential speech act in Japanese.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Jun Ohashi
ISBN 9781137009869
Antall sider 228 Vekt 454 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Sociolinguistics