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Chinese Discourse and Interaction: Theory and Practice

Chinese Discourse and Interaction: Theory and Practice

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The aim of this volume is to fill a knowledge-gap in pragmatic and discourse studies through high-quality research focusing on the theory and practice of Chinese discourse and, in a wider sense, interaction analysis. In spite of the fact that Chinese is one of the most thoroughly studied languages in pragmatics, and that it has a pivotal role in intercultural communication studies due to the increasing cultural and economic interaction between China and other countries, no large-scale study has been devoted to this topic so far. Therefore, the present edited volume, which introduces the reader into the different layers of Chinese discourse and interaction, has a groundbreaking nature, and it not only contributes to Chinese studies but also other fields, such as intercultural as well as discourse studies. The two main approaches to Chinese discourse and interaction are Conversation Analysis and Discourse Analysis. The team of contributors include the most renowned experts within the field who present their arguments in a reader-friendly manner, which makes the present work accessible to both experts of Chinese and discourse studies, as well as advanced students with interest in communication and society.

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