Language as Practice and Self-Dialogization: Examination of Language and Self in Ta'arof

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/110027
Title:
Language as Practice and Self-Dialogization: Examination of Language and Self in Ta'arof
Author:
Abe, Satoshi
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Citation:
Arizona Anthropologist 17:114-129. © 2006 Arizona Anthropologist
Publisher:
University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology
Journal:
Arizona Anthropologist
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/110027
Abstract:
The relationship between language and self has interested anthropologists for a long time. They have raised, for example, such questions as follows: Is language (i.e., a corpus of vocabulary words) the representation of one's worldview? Or is it language that affects one's worldview? In this study I attempt to examine the relationship between language and self from a different angle; a self dialogized in the process of language interactions. Although comprehension of language structure (such as grammatical rules) among interlocutors is crucial for communication, there are other elements that influence the ways the individuals communicate. My examination of the Iran language practice of ta'arof, hopefully contributes to an understanding of such elements. In ta'arof, Iranians communicate with one another by conveying what they do not mean to say. Examination of ta'arof allowed me to explore a dynamic mechanism in which a self is dialogized through language interaction. I studied this aspect by using research findings that gathered in Iran and the U.S.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
ta'arof; language as practice; language interactions; habitus; language game; speech acts; self-dialogization; perlocutionary
ISSN:
1062-1601

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAbe, Satoshien_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-21T00:08:26Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-21T00:08:26Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationArizona Anthropologist 17:114-129. © 2006 Arizona Anthropologisten_US
dc.identifier.issn1062-1601-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/110027-
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between language and self has interested anthropologists for a long time. They have raised, for example, such questions as follows: Is language (i.e., a corpus of vocabulary words) the representation of one's worldview? Or is it language that affects one's worldview? In this study I attempt to examine the relationship between language and self from a different angle; a self dialogized in the process of language interactions. Although comprehension of language structure (such as grammatical rules) among interlocutors is crucial for communication, there are other elements that influence the ways the individuals communicate. My examination of the Iran language practice of ta'arof, hopefully contributes to an understanding of such elements. In ta'arof, Iranians communicate with one another by conveying what they do not mean to say. Examination of ta'arof allowed me to explore a dynamic mechanism in which a self is dialogized through language interaction. I studied this aspect by using research findings that gathered in Iran and the U.S.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona, Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectta'arofen_US
dc.subjectlanguage as practiceen_US
dc.subjectlanguage interactionsen_US
dc.subjecthabitusen_US
dc.subjectlanguage gameen_US
dc.subjectspeech actsen_US
dc.subjectself-dialogizationen_US
dc.subjectperlocutionaryen_US
dc.titleLanguage as Practice and Self-Dialogization: Examination of Language and Self in Ta'arofen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalArizona Anthropologisten_US
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