The path and building metaphors in the speeches of Vladimir Putin: Back to the future?

The path and building metaphors in the speeches of Vladimir Putin: Back to the future?

Koteyko, N. and L. Ryazanova-Clarke (2009). The path and building metaphors in the speeches of Vladimir Putin: Back to the future? Slavonica, 15 (2), 112–127.   A critical exploration is provided of the path and building metaphors usedin the speeches of the former Russian president Vladimir Putin. We usethe concepts of ‘discourse metaphor’ and ‘frame’ in our analysis of a corpusof Putin’s speeches written and delivered between 2000 and 2007 in orderto reveal the rhetorical…

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Language of authority: Issues of identity and authority in an online community

Language of authority: Issues of identity and authority in an online community

Armstrong N, Koteyko N, Powell J. (2011). ‘Oh dear, should I really be saying that on here?’ Issues of identity and authority in an online diabetes community. Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 16(4), 347- 365. http://hea.sagepub.com/content/16/4/347 https://lra.le.ac.uk/bitstream/2381/10005/6/ARMSTRONG_VC%20Postings%20paper%20-%20accepted%20version.pdf We explore peer-to-peer discussions which took place in a UK-based diabetes ‘Virtual Clinic’ online community. In particular, we seek to understand the rhetorical nature and content of exchanges over…

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Blommaert vs Fairclough. Not global, but Local criteria and norms define the processes of change

Blommaert vs Fairclough. Not global, but Local criteria and norms define the processes of change

http://www.discourse-studies.com/en/publications/tiao_mu/2014/4/24_Book_reviews_files/jan.pdf Language in Society 40 (2011) doi:10.1017/S0047404511000492 JAN BLOMMAERT, The sociolinguistics of globalization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Pp. xvi, 213. Reviewed by HAILONG TIAN To develop his sociolinguistics of globalization, Blommaert critically reviews three books on the topic from the field of language study (14–20), including Language and globalization (Fairclough 2006), which has received criticism (e. g. Blommaert 2008, Shi-xu 2009) as well as positive comments (e.g. Tian 2010). In the 2008 review and…

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Why critical linguistics and systemic functional linguistics?

Why critical linguistics and systemic functional linguistics?

Listen to Roger Fowler! ‘…The prevailing orthodoxy of linguistics is that it is a descriptive discipline which has no business passing comments on materials which it analyses; neither prescribingusage nor negatively evaluating the substance of its enquiries. But I see no reason why there should not be branches of linguistics with different goals and procedures, and since values are so thoroughly implicated in linguistic usage, it seems justifiable to practise a kind of linguistics directed…

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Critical Studies of Chinese Discourse

Critical Studies of Chinese Discourse

Hailong Tian (Principal investigator) Funded by China’s National Social Sciences Grant (03BYY024), completed in Sep. 2008 with grade B In an age of globalization, China is experiencing social changes —- while it is developing, it is glocalizing and recontextualizing. As a result, new social entities have kept emerging and new discourses that constitute and represent these changes also keep emerging. For example, new ways of managing in institutional organizations such as higher education, new social…

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Space Intersections: Cross-Disciplinary Encounters in Narrative Places

Space Intersections: Cross-Disciplinary Encounters in Narrative Places

The interrelated concepts of space and place are essential to understand the modalities through which we imagine the environment in which we move, work, and exist. They are instantiated in the form of maps, territories, properties, locations with specific physical features but none of these representations and their analyses seems to be going beyond the epistemological limits of a case study. How do we understand the difference between these two notions and how can they…

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Discourse as intervention for social change (doctoral workshop)

Discourse as intervention for social change (doctoral workshop)

Discourse as intervention for social change (doctoral workshop) This workshop is relevant to doctoral students interested in discourse studies. Venue: Aalborg University, Denmark 1st and 2nd June 2016 – deadline for registration 8 May 2 ECTS The theme of this two-day workshop focuses on Positive Discourse Analysis (PDA) which has emerged as a branch of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) in response to critique sometimes raised against certain aspects of CDA. Rather than looking at hegemonic…

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Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD)

Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD)

Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD) Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD) is an ongoing project which aims to foster and promote cross-disciplinary communication in critical discourse research. This site is intended as a resource for both students and scholars critically involved with discourse. We are glad to announce that the 5th Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines Conference (CADAAD) will take place 5-7 September 2016and will be hosted by…

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