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Authors: Obeng, Samuel Gyasi (Indiana University) 
Book Description:
In African societies, much as plain or direct language is cherished and highly appreciated because of the pragmatic clarity it offers, implicitness, indirectness, vagueness, prolixity, ambiguity and even avoidance are even more cherished and preferred especially when the subject matter of what is being communicated is difficult or face-threatening. Verbal indirection, the communicational strategy in which interactants abstain from directness in order to avoid crises or in order to communicate "difficulty," and thus make their utterances consistent with face and politeness, is pervasive in African (Akan) social interaction. The groundbreaking book explores various linguistic and discursive devices speakers employ when engaged in indirectness. Among the linguistic and discursive strategies discussed are the use of: pronoun mismatching, nouns (especially proverbial names and other names with indirect meanings), evasions, hedges and various forms of pre sequences (which help to eliminate perceived obstacles to making such speech acts as announcements, requests, or invitations), acknowledgement of imposition, proverbs, metaphors, innuendoes, euphemisms, circumlocution, riddles, tales, hyperbolas, and communication through intermediaries or proxies.

Table of Contents:
Prologue; Chapter 1. Introductory Concepts; Chapter 2. Indirection in Informal Conversation; Chapter 3. My Eyes Outstripped my Brows; Guilt is Mine: Indirection in Apologies; Chapter 4. Hiding Behind Veiled Words in Requestive Events; Chapter 5. Indirection in Advising; Chapter 6. Indirection Through Pronoun Mismatching; Chapter 7. Indirection in Dispute Settlements; Chapter 8. Obliqueness in Political Communication; Chapter 9. Speaking the Unspeakable Through Onomasiology; Chapter 10. Conclusions and Implications for Politeness Theory; Epilogue; References; Index.

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2003
   ISBN: 978-1-59033-783-7
  
  
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