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Speech and Sociability at French Urban Marketplaces : Pragmatics & Beyond New Series - Jacqueline Lindenfeld

Speech and Sociability at French Urban Marketplaces

Pragmatics & Beyond New Series

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1990
ISBN: 9789027250179
Number Of Pages: 181

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This study is both particularistic and generalizing. At one level it can be seen as an investigation of French urban marketplaces as systems of communication, with a microscopic examination of verbal interaction and sociability patterns in a specific cultural setting. At another level it constitutes an attempt to show some relationships between the ethnography of communication, urban anthropology and symbolic interactionism: all three lines of inquiry converge here to highlight the social and symbolic dimensions of traditional street markets in modern urban France, with primary focus on the role of speech in sociability. A major source of inspiration is interactional sociolinguistics which considers language as an activity performed by social actors for specific purposes.

1. Introduction; 2. 1. Theoretical and Methodological Background; 3. 2. The Ethnographic Context: Marketplaces in Three French Urban Communities; 4. 3. Verbal Interaction at French Urban Marketplaces; 5. 4. Mental Representation of French Urban Marketplaces; 6. Conclusion; 7. references; 8. index

ISBN: 9789027250179
ISBN-10: 9027250170
Series: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 181
Published: 1st January 1990
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 16.3  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.49