Capone, Alessandro

The Pragmeme of Accommodation: The Case of Interaction around the Event of Death

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Death, Dying and the Pragmeme

Vahid Parvaresh

Part I. Death and Society

2. Catholic Rituals of Death and Funeral Homily: A Socio-pragmatic Survey in Southern Italy
Elvira Assenza

3. Pragmeme(s) of Sympathy Cards in the Midwestern US
Richard W. Hallett

4. Panegyrists, Vagueness and the Pragmeme

Vahid Parvaresh

5. Grief Interactions Among Emerging Adults on College Campuses
Mary Alice Varga

6. Pre-funeral Condolence Visits as Pragmemes
Konosoang Sobane, Cyril Adonis

7. Socio-cultural Factors in Analyzing the Pragmeme of Accommodation: A Case Study of the Official Online Eulogy Request System in Taiwan
Wei-lun Lu

8. The Pragmeme of Accommodation in Yorùbá Death Events
Taiwo Oluwaseun Ehineni

9. Specifying Pragmemes: The Case of Expressing Condolences in Memorial Advertisements
Gregor Walczak

10. Stories of Grief and Loss: How College Students Learned to Listen
Barbara A. McDonald

Part II. Death Across Languages and Cultures

To Be Headed for the West, Riding a Crane: Chinese Pragmemes in the Wake of Someone’s Passing
Adrian Tien

12. English vs. Japanese Condolences: What People Say and Why
John C. Wakefield, Hiroko Itakura

13. On Death in Artificial Languages
Alan Reed Libert

14. Toward a Pragmatic Study of Funeral Discourses in Taiwan: Voice, Shared Situation Knowledge, and Metaphor
Ming-Yu Tseng

15. Accommodating Language: A Comparative Investigation of the Use of Euphemisms for Death and Dying in Obituaries in English and in German
Philipp Hänggi, Catherine Diederich

Sacrificed, Lost or Gave Life for Their Country: Cognitive Analysis of Euphemisms for Death in G.W. Bush and B. Obama’s War Speeches
Ivana Moritz

17. Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Perspectives on the Emotional and Pragmatic Expression of Sympathy in Spanish and English
Jocelly G. Meiners

Part III. The Language of Death

18. ‘The Bad Death’: Deciphering and Developing the Dominant Discourse on ‘The Good Death’
Michael Hviid Jacobsen

19. Closing the Book of Life: The Hospice Discourse and the Construction of the Dying Role: A Discourse-Theoretical Analysis
Leen Brussel, Nico Carpentier

20. Reclaiming Self by Working Through Loss: A Discourse Analysis of Psychotherapy Sessions
Joanna Pawelczyk

21. A Death in Late Victorian Dublin
Keith Allan

22. Gray’s ‘Elegy’: A Polyphonous Elegy Sung to the Silence of Death
Maria Grazia Dongu

23. The Fragile Nature of Human Glory: Death and Poetry in Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Dario Tomasello

24. Talking Death: An Analysis of Selected Entries in Frida Kahlo’s Diary
Roxana Delbene

Keywords: Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics

Publication year
Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology
Page amount
11 pages
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