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Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology

The Pragmeme of Accommodation: The Case of Interaction around the Event of Death

Editors: Parvaresh, Vahid, Capone, Alessandro (Eds.)

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  • Provides an analysis of the event of death seen from an interactional perspective
  • Includes contributions from authors with a diverse language/cultural background
  • Contains contributions not only from linguists, but also from anthropologists, sociologists and psychologists
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This volume brings together a wide array of papers which explore, among other things, to what extent languages and cultures are variable with respect to the interactions around the event of death. Motivated by J. L. Mey’s idea of the pragmeme, a situated speech act, the volume has both theoretical and practical implications for scholars working in different fields of enquiry. As the papers in this volume reveal, despite the terminological differences between various disciplines, the interactions around the event of death serve to provide solace, not only to the dying, but also to the family and friends of the deceased, thus helping them to “accommodate” to the new state of affairs. 

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“This volume addresses a unique and intriguing topic: death and dying. The editors included chapters that deal with the issue from a variety of perspective.  The main strength of the book is that the “loose ends” are still kept together by the application of the notion of “pragmeme of accommodation” throughout the volume. This book is an excellent read for anybody who is interested in linguistics, pragmatics, philosophy and psychology.”  (Istvan Kecskes, State University of New York, USA)

The Pragmeme of Accommodation: The Case of Interaction around the Event of Death edited by Parvaresh and Capone is a very signficant contribution to societal pragmatics studies. Since this approach emphasizes the role of particular situation types (pragmemes) in modeling linguistic interpretation, what is of utmost importance for the field is creating a “dictionary” of specific pragmemes to analyze linguistic data. … It offers a model description of a pragmeme, based on an impressive range of data from all over the world …” (Dorota Zielinska, Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55759-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55758-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • Due: July 24, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-85738-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Pragmeme of Accommodation: The Case of Interaction around the Event of Death
Editors
  • Vahid Parvaresh
  • Alessandro Capone
Series Title
Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55759-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55759-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55758-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85738-1
Series ISSN
2214-3807
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 480
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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