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The cultural semantics of address practices : a contrastive study between English and Italian

Author: Gian Marco Farese
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a contrastive analysis of various forms of address used in English and Italian from a cultural semantics perspective. The analysis investigates the different cultural values underlying address practices in English and Italian and emphasizes the risks of miscommunication caused by differences in intercultural interactions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gian Marco Farese
ISBN: 9781498579285 1498579280
OCLC Number: 1045426331
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Contents: Cover; The Cultural Semantics of Address Practices; The Cultural Semantics of Address Practices: A Contrastive Study between English and Italian; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1; Analyzing Address Practices from a Cultural Semantic Point of View; Understanding Address Practices; Types of Words Used for Address Practices; Properties of Words Used for Address Practices; Address Practices in Discourse: Concordance and Reciprocity; The Social Functions of Address Practices; The Pragmatic Functions of Address Practices; The Semantics of Address Practices; The Culture of Address Practices A Framework for Cross-Cultural Semantic AnalysisThe Theory of Cultural Scripts; Address Practices Analyzed in This Book; Linguistic Materials Used for the Analysis; The Importance of a Non-Ethnocentric Linguistic Analysis; Notes; Chapter 2; "Sorry, Boss"; Usage Characteristics; The Interactional Meaning of Doctor as a Prototype of the Category; Professor: A Case of Double Polysemy; Boss versus First-Name Address in Australian English; Notes; Chapter 3; "Prego, Signore"; Generic Address Nouns; Addressing People Exercising Prestigious Professions Addressing People Holding Top Positions in an InstitutionAddressing Police Officers; Addressing "Distinguished" People; Addressing Waiters and Nurses; Italian "Titles" in English Translation; Notes; Chapter 4; "Hi, How Are You?"; Hi in English Discourse; The Interactional Meaning of Hi; Chapter 5; Ciao! or Ciao Ciao?; Ciao in Italian Discourse; Semantic Explication of Ciao; Two Variants of Ciao; Notes; Chapter 6; "Dear Customers, ..."; The Meaning of the Adjective Dear; Dear in Address Practices; The Meaning of Dear Compared with the Meaning of (∅); Notes; Chapter 7 Caro Mario, Gentile Cliente, Egregio DottoreThe Meaning of the Adjective Caro/a; Caro/a as in Address Practices; Use and Meaning of Gentile in Address Practices; Use and Meaning of Egregio in Address Practices; Notes; Chapter 8; Best Wishes, Kind Regards, Yours Sincerely; Best Wishes and Its Variants; Warmest Wishes the Semantics of Warm; Regards and Its Variants; Adverbial Closing Expressions; Notes; Chapter 9; Distinti, Cordiali, Affettuosi Saluti; The Cultural Semantics of Saluto/i and the Meaning of Saluti DA ~; The Interactional Meaning of Saluti as a Closing Expression; Distinti Saluti Closing Expressions with the Word CordialeAffettuosi Saluti and the Semantics of Affettuoso; From Plural to Singular: Closing Expressions Containing Saluto; A Presto; Un Bacio; Notes; Chapter 10; Italian Cultural Scripts for Address Practices; Cultural Scripts Related to Titles; The Cultural Salience of Titles in Italy; The Address Practices of Italian Speakers in Two Specific Situations; Negotiating Address Practices in Italian: Darsi Del Tu; Cultural Scripts Related to Address Pronouns; Notes; Chapter 11; Australian Cultural Scripts for Address Practices
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