Interactional Orderliness & Disorderliness in the Malaysian Parliament

David Yoong Soon Chye
2019. University of Malaya Press
Softcover. 22.9cm x 15.2cm, 392 pages
Fully illustrated in colour
ISBN 9789674880217


Have you ever wondered why some communicative practices are considered disorderly (deviant and abnormal) while others are regarded as perfectly orderly or normal? Also, ever wondered why social repercussions tend to follow disorderly interactions? Looking at the Malaysian parliament, this book
explores the phenomena of orderly and disorderly interaction from various angles, especially interactional common senses that we often take for granted.

This book also provides a discourse and linguistic analytical framework that scholars may employ to examine interactions in various domains. This will enable them to unveil common but important interactional practices that many tend to overlook. By having a deep awareness of how language is used to structure our realities, we can develop a deeper appreciation of how language is used to organize society.

Weight 700 g
Dimensions 22.9 × 15.2 × 2.1 cm

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