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The Power of Silence

Social and Pragmatic Perspectives

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The Power of Silence by Adam Jaworski
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This book provides a theoretical account of a variety of different communicative aspects of silence and explores new ways of studying socially-motivated language. A research overview shows the influence of related work in the fields of media studies, politics, gender studies, aesthetics and literature. The author argues that in theoretically pragmatic terms, silence can be accounted for by the same principles as those of speech. A later, more applied section of the book explores the power of silencing in politics. A concluding chapter shows the importance of silence beyond linguistics and politics in terms of artistic expression. The approach is intentionally eclectic in order to explore the concept of silence as a rich and powerful tool of communication and to explain how it works. The theories of Brown and Levinson (politeness), Leach (taboo), Rosch (prototypes) and Sperber and Wilson (relevance) are incorporated.
Release date NZ
January 15th, 1993
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
SAGE Publications Inc
Pages
208
Dimensions
140x216x12
ISBN-13
9780803949676
Product ID
2065007

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