Professor Michael Haugh

Head of School

School of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
michael.haugh@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56314

Overview

Michael Haugh is Professor of Linguistics and Head of the School of Languages and Cultures.

His research interests lie primarily in the field of pragmatics, with a focus to date on analysing face, (im)politeness, teasing and humour, indirectness, and intention. He works with recordings and transcriptions of naturally occuring spoken interactions, as well as data from digitally-mediated forms of communications, across a number of languages, as he is ultimately interested in the ways in which pragmatic phenomena have their distinct local flavours, both across and within languages and cultures. An area of emerging importance in his view is the role that spoken corpora can play in pragmatics and linguistic analysis more broadly. He has been involved in the establishment of the Australian National Corpus (http://www.ausnc.org.au), and is interested in further developing methods in corpus-assisted pragmatics.

He has published widely in journals and edited volumes, and recent books include Im/Politeness Implicatures (2015, Mouton de Gruyter), Pragmatics and the English Language (2014, Palgrave Macmillan, with Jonathan Culpeper), and Understanding Politeness (2013, Cambridge University Press, with Dániel Z. Kádár). He has also co-edited a number of books and special issues of journals, including the Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness (2017, Palgrave Macmillan with Jonathan Culpeper and Dániel Z. Kádár), Situated Politeness (2011, Continuum, with Bethan Davies and Andrew John Merrison), and Face, Communication and Social Interaction (2009, Equinox, with Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini), and is also co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Pragmatics (Elsevier, https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-pragmatics/).

Research Interests

  • Pragmatics
  • Conversation analysis
  • Spoken corpora
  • Intercultural communication

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Auckland
  • Master of Arts (Honours), The University of Auckland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Haugh, Michael Im/Politeness Implicatures. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton, 2015.

  • Culpeper, Jonathan and Haugh, Michael Pragmatics and the English language. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

  • Kadar, Daniel Z. and Haugh, Michael Understanding politeness. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2013. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139382717

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Grants

  • (2016–2019) Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

  • Haugh, Michael Im/Politeness Implicatures. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton, 2015.

  • Culpeper, Jonathan and Haugh, Michael Pragmatics and the English language. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

  • Kadar, Daniel Z. and Haugh, Michael Understanding politeness. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2013. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139382717

Book

  • Haugh, Michael Im/Politeness Implicatures. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton, 2015.

  • Best practices for spoken corpora in linguistic research. Edited by S̨ükriye Ruhi, Michael Haugh, Thomas Schmidt and Kai Wörner Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.

  • Culpeper, Jonathan and Haugh, Michael Pragmatics and the English language. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

  • Kadar, Daniel Z. and Haugh, Michael Understanding politeness. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2013. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139382717

  • Situated politeness. Edited by Bethan L. Davies, Michael Haugh and Andrew John Merrison London, United Kingdom: Continuum Books, 2011.

  • Face, Communication and Social Interaction. Edited by Bargiela-Chiappini, Francesca and Haugh, Michael London, UK: Equinox Publishing, 2009.

Book Chapter

  • Culpeper, Jonathan, Haugh, Michael and Sinkeviciute, Valeria (2017). (Im)politeness and mixed messages. In Jonathan Culpeper, Michael Haugh and Daniel Z. Kadar (Ed.), The Palgrave handbook of linguistic (im)politeness (pp. 323-355) London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-37508-7_13

  • Haugh, Michael and Kadar, Daniel Z. (2017). Intercultural (im)politeness. In Jonathan Culpeper, Michael Haugh and Daniel Z. Kadar (Ed.), The Palgrave handbook of linguistic (im)politeness (pp. 601-632) London: Palgrave Macmillan UK. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-37508-7_23

  • Culpeper, Jonathan, Haugh, Michael and Kadar, Daniel Z. (2017). Introduction. In Jonathan Culpeper, Michael Haugh and Daniel Z. Kadar (Ed.), The Palgrave handbook of linguistic (im)politeness (pp. 1-8) London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan UK. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-37508-7_1

  • Haugh, Michael (2017). Jocular language play, social action and (dis)affiliation in conversational interaction. In Nancy Bell (Ed.), Multiple perspectives on language play (pp. 143-168) Boston, MA, United States: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Haugh, Michael (2017). Mockery and (non-)Seriousness in initial interactions amongst American and Australian speakers of English. In Donal Carbaugh (Ed.), The Handbook of Communication in Cross-Cultural Perspective (pp. 104-117) New York, United States: Routledge.

  • Haugh, Michael (2017). Teasing. In Salvatore Attardo (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of language and humor (pp. 204-218) New York, NY, United States: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group.

  • Haugh, Michael (2016). Linguistics. In Klaus Bruhn Jensen and Robert T. Craig (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy (pp. 1-9) Malden, MA, United States: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118766804.wbiect182

  • Haugh, Michael (2016). Prompting social action as a higher-order pragmatic act. In Keith Allan, Alessandro Capone and Istvan Kecskes (Ed.), Pragmemes and theories of language use (pp. 167-190) Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

  • Jaszczolt, Kasia M., Savva, Eleni and Haugh, Michael (2016). The individual and the social path of interpretation: the case of incomplete disjunctive questions. In Alessandro Capone and Jacob L. Mey (Ed.), Interdisciplinary studies in pragmatics, culture and society (pp. 251-283) New York, NY, United States: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-12616-6_9

  • Haugh, Michael (2015). Approaches to implicature. In Michael Haugh (Ed.), Im/Politeness implicatures (pp. 41-85) Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Haugh, Michael (2015). International students and the "English problem" in Australian universities: a discursive perspective. In Abe Ata and Alex Kostogriz (Ed.), International education and cultural-linguistic experiences of international students in Australia (pp. 91-104) Samford Valley, QLD, Australia: Australian Academic Press.

  • Haugh, Michael and Chang, Wei-Lin Melody (2015). Troubles talk, (dis)affiliation and the participation order in Taiwanese-Chinese online discussion boards. In Marta Dynel and Jan Chovanec (Ed.), Participation in public and social media interactions (pp. 99-133) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

  • Haugh, Michael (2014). Im/Politeness Implicatures: Conclusion. In Michael Haugh (Ed.), Im/Politeness implicatures (pp. 307-322) Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Haugh, Michael (2014). Im/Politeness Implicatures: Introduction. In Michael Haugh (Ed.), Im/Politeness implicatures (pp. 1-11) Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Haugh, Michael (2014). Implicature, im/politeness and social practice. In Michael Haugh (Ed.), Im/Politeness implicatures (pp. 142-188) Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Haugh, Michael (2014). Implicature, social action and indeterminacy. In Michael Haugh (Ed.), Im/Politeness implicatures (pp. 86-141) Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Haugh, Michael (2014). Impoliteness implicatures and offence. In Michael Haugh (Ed.), Im/Politeness implicatures (pp. 278-306) Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Haugh, Michael (2014). Indirectness and im/politeness. In Michael Haugh (Ed.), Im/Politeness implicatures (pp. 13-40) Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Ruhi, Sukriye, Schmidt, Thomas, Worner, Kai and Haugh, Michael (2014). Introduction: putting practices in spoken corpora into focus. In Şükriye Ruhi, Michael Haugh, Thomas Schmidt and Kai Wörner (Ed.), Best practices for spoken corpora in linguistic research (pp. 1-17) Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Haugh, Michael (2014). Politeness implicatures and social action. In Michael Haugh (Ed.), Im/Politeness implicatures (pp. 240-277) Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Haugh, Michael (2014). Situating im/politeness implicatures in interaction. In Michael Haugh (Ed.), Im/Politeness implicatures (pp. 189-239) Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Musgrave, Simon, Schalley, Andrea C. and Haugh. Michael (2014). The use of ontologies as a tool for aggregating spoken corpora. In Şükriye Ruhi, Michael Haugh, Thomas Schmidt and Kai Wörner (Ed.), Best practices for spoken corpora in linguistic research (pp. 225-248) Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Chang, Wei-Lin Melody and Haugh, Michael (2013). 'Face' in Taiwanese business interactions: from emic concepts to emic practices. In Yuling Pan and Daniel Z. Kadar (Ed.), Chinese discourse and interaction (pp. 126-150) Bristol, United Kingdom: Equinox Publishing.

  • Haugh, Michael and Chang, Wei-Lin Melody (2013). Collaborative creation of spoken language corpora. In Tim Greer, Donna Tatsuki and Carsten Roever (Ed.), Pragmatics language learning (pp. 133-159) Honolulu, HI, United States: National Foreign Language Resource Center.

  • Haugh, Michael (2013). Implicature, inference and cancellability. In Alessandro Capone, Franco Lo Piparo and Marco Carapezza (Ed.), Perspectives on pragmatics and philosophy (pp. 133-151) New York, NY, United States: Springer International Publishing.

  • Haugh, Michael (2012). Conversational interaction. In Keith Allan and Kasia M. Jaszczolt (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of pragmatics (pp. 251-274) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Haugh, Michael and Jaszczolt, Kasia M, (2012). Speaker intentions and intentionality. In Keith Allan and Kasia M. Jaszczolt (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of pragmatics (pp. 87-112) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Haugh, Michael (2011). Epilogue: culture and norms in politeness research. In Daniel Z. Kadar and Sara Mills (Ed.), Politeness in East Asia (pp. 252-264) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Haugh, Michael (2011). Humour, face and im/politeness in getting acquainted. In Bethan L. Davies, Michael Haugh and Andrew John Merrison (Ed.), Situated politeness (pp. 165-184) London, United Kingdom: Continuum International Publishing Group.

  • Haugh, Michael (2011). Intention(ality) and the conceptualization of communication in pragmatics. In Robert Dale, Denis Burnham and Catherine J. Stevens (Ed.), Human Communication Science: A Compendium (pp. 29-49) Sydney, Australia: ARC Research Network in Human Communication Science.

  • Haugh, Michael and Obana, Yasuko (2011). Politeness in Japan. In Daniel Z. Kadar and Sara Mills (Ed.), Politeness in East Asia (pp. 147-175) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511977886.009

  • Haugh, Michael (2011). Practices and defaults in interpreting disjunction. In Kasia M. Jaszczolt and Keith Allan (Ed.), Salience and Defaults in Utterance Processing (pp. 189-225) Berlin, Germany: de Gruyter.

  • Haugh, Michael, Davies, Bethan L. and Merrison, Andrew John (2011). Situating politeness. In Bethan L. Davies, Michael Haugh and Andrew John Merrison (Ed.), Situated politeness (pp. 1-23) London, United Kingdom: Continuum International Publishing Group.

  • Haugh, Michael (2010). Co-constructing what is said in interaction. In Eniko Nemeth T. and Karoly Bibok (Ed.), The role of data at the semantics-pragmatics interface (pp. 349-380) Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Haugh, Michael (2010). Intercultural (im)politeness and the micro-macro issue. In Anna Trosborg (Ed.), Pragmatics across languages and cultures (pp. 139-166) Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Haugh, Michael (2010). Respect and deference. In Miriam A. Locher and Sage L. Graham (Ed.), Interpersonal pragmatics (pp. 271-288) Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Haugh, Michael and Watanabe, Yasuhisa (2009). Analysing Japanese 'face-in-interaction': insights from intercultural business meetings. In Bargiela-Chiappini, Francesca and Haugh, Michael (Ed.), Face, communication and social interaction (pp. 78-95) London, United Kingdom: Equinox Publishing.

  • Haugh, Michael (2009). Face and interaction. In Bargiela-Chiappini, Francesca and Haugh, Michael (Ed.), Face, communication and social interaction (pp. 1-30) London, United Kingdom: Equinox Publishing.

  • Haugh, Michael (2008). The place of intention in the interactional achievement of implicature. In Istvan Kecskes and Jacob Mey (Ed.), Intention, common ground and the egocentric speaker-hearer (pp. 45-85) Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter.

  • Haugh, Michael (2005). What does 'face' mean to the Japanese? Understanding the import of 'face' in Japanese business interactions. In Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini and Maurizio Gotti (Ed.), Asian Business Discourse(s) (pp. 211-239) Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Cassidy, Steve, Haugh, Michael, Peters, Pam and Fallu, Mark (2012). The Australian National Corpus: National Infrastructure for Language Resources. In: Nicoletta Calzolari, Khalid Choukri, Thierry Declerck, Mehmet Ugur Dogan, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis, Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Istanbul, Turkey, (3295-3299). 21-27 May 2012.

  • Haugh, Michael (2009). Designing a multimodal spoken component of the Australian national corpus. In: Michael Haugh, Kate Burridge, Jean Mulder and Pam Peters, Selected Proceedings of the 2008 HCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus: Mustering Languages. CSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus, Sydney, Australia, (74-86). 4-5 December 2008.

  • Haugh, Michael, Burridge, Kate, Mulder, Jean and Peters, Pam (2009). Introduction: mustering languages in Australia. In: Michael Haugh, Kate Burridge, Jean Mulder and Pam Peters, Selected Proceedings of the 2008 HCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus: Mustering Languages. HCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus, Sydney, Australia, (v-vi). 4-5 December 2008.

  • Musgrave, Simon and Haugh, Michael (2009). The AusNC project: plans, progress and implications for language technology. In: Luiz Pizzato and Rolf Schwitter, Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop. Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2009, Sydney, Australia, (29-34). 3-4 December 2009.

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

  • (2016–2019) Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor