Attitude and Stance in Discourse
Stancetaking is inherent in verbal communication, as it is connected with the expression of subjectivity and the construction of intersubjectivity in discourse. This book presents theoretical findings in this field and their practical implications, exploring the variations in time and space of meaning negotiation processes in a large variety of communicative forms, including political and judicial discourse, journalism, fiction, private letters, informal conversations, and school debates. Some articles refer to events with a strong impact on social and political life, such as the COVID-19 pandemic or Ceaușescu’s trial.
The volume’s approach is mainly pragma-rhetoric and interactional, but also interdisciplinary, promoting dialogue between stance researchers in different fields. There is a specific focus on possible applications of some key findings of stance research in improving inter-ethnic communication and the teaching of foreign languages, as well as students’ communicative abilities.
Liliana Ionescu-Ruxăndoiu is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Bucharest, Romania. She has published extensively and edited collective volumes on topics related to pragmatics, discourse analysis, rhetoric, argumentation, and historical linguistics.
Mihaela-Viorica Constantinescu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics of the University of Bucharest, Romania. Her teaching and research interests include pragmatics, stylistics, rhetoric, argumentation, and the didactics of Romanian as a foreign language.
Gabriela Stoica is an Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics of the University of Bucharest, Romania, and Researcher at the Institute of Linguistics of the Romanian Academy. Her teaching and research interests include historical semantics, discourse analysis, cultural linguistics, and didactics of Romanian as a foreign language.
Şerban Hartular graduated from Stanford University, with minors in Linguistics and Computer Science. Currently, he is a PhD student at the University of Bucharest, Romania. His research interests include the role of redundancy in natural languages.
"The volume [...] offers a fascinating cross-linguistic and cross-cultural comparison of stance realizations in Romanian and other languages/cultures and proves that similarities in stance expression can be attested even in typologically and genetically different languages, such as Japanese."
Anna Ruskan, Vilnius University
Oana Uță Bărbulescu
Bella Akhmedovna Bulgarova
Sorina Ciobanu (Postolea)
Andrea Cristina Ghiță
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