A Multisemiotic Analysis of Latent Gender Discrimination

A Multisemiotic Analysis of Latent Gender Discrimination

Latent Gender Discrimination: Multisemiotic Analysis Authors Pilar González Llerena, Mariia V. Rubtcova, Saraph O. Narayana Murthy Publication date 2016/10/5 Journal Political Behavior: Race, Ethnicity & Identity Politics Volume 10 Publisher Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc Fragment: As has shown by recent studies in multisemiotics, hidden gender discrimination in mass media is a serious challenge despite decades of research. In the current report, we look at the problem of stereotypes in the perception of the photos…

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The First Halliday-Hasan International Forum on Language. Language and Ideology

The First Halliday-Hasan International Forum on Language.  Language and Ideology

The First Halliday-Hasan International Forum on Language (“The H-H Forum” hereafter), supported by The Halliday-Hasan International Fund for the Study of Language and Other Systems of Meaning (“The H-H Fund for Linguistics” hereafter), will be held on 3–4 December 2016 at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China. The theme of the Forum is “Studying language in context: Exploring SFL advances in theorizing and appliability”. The keynote speakers include: The keynote speakers include: • Wendy…

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Literariness: a definition

Literariness: a definition

Jakobson defined “literariness” as “a property of texts and contexts (which) inheres in patterns of language in use as opposed to patterns of language in isolation” (quoted in Simpson 2004: 10) Extra-textual aspects of ‘literariness’ -“multiple intersections among texts, readers, institutions, and sociocultural contexts” (Simpson and Hall 2002: 136). This challenge to traditional notions of ‘literariness’: advertising (Cook 2001), journalism (Jucker 1992), casual conversation (Carter 2004) Simpson, Paul (2004) Stylistics: A Resource Book for Students. London: Routledge

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Bilingual creativity: a definition

Bilingual creativity: a definition

The notion of ‘bilingual creativity’, defined by Kachru (1985: 20) as “those creative linguistic processes which are the result of competence in two or more languages” Kachru, Braj B. (1985) The bilinguals’ creativity. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 6, 20–33.

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How scientific genres change over time

How scientific genres change over time

Genre evolution? The case for a diachronic perspective Carol Berkenkotter Given the preceding discussion of the proprietary interests of rhetoricians, historians of science, and applied linguists on the question of how scientific genres change over time, it’s not unreasonable to assert that genres – and their systems – often seem to be at the centre of disciplinary growth and professionalization. Not that the genres of medical and scientifi c writing are any richer as an object of…

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The appropriation of linguistic resources to promote corporate interests

The appropriation of linguistic resources to promote corporate interests

Vijay K. Bhatia Corporate disclosure documents Unfortunately, however, very little attention has so far been paid to discourse analytical investigations of the use and exploitation of language in many of the regularly employed documents for corporate disclosure purposes, especially in the front matter accompanying the facts and fi gures about corporate performance; that is, the communication from the senior management to the various stakeholders through letters, reports, press releases, etc. This study undertakes a detailed…

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How to overcome the institutionalized stigmatization of local language users

How to overcome the institutionalized stigmatization of local language users

Creativity and discourse RODNEY H. JONES Aside from these and the many other examples of studies published in the journals that explore language as it is employed to take strategic action, it could be argued that world Englishes itself is a creative interdiscourse, a nexus of applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, critical linguistics, lexicography, literature and literary criticism, education, commerce and the voices of everyday life in a globalized world which has resulted in a ‘paradigm shift’…

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Evaluating a CLIL Student: Where to Find the CLIL Advantage

Evaluating a CLIL Student: Where to Find the CLIL Advantage

Utrecht Studies in Language and Communication, January 1, 2014 Chapter Four Evaluating a CLIL Student: Where to Find the CLIL Advantage   Surmont, Jill, Van de Craen, Piet, Struys, Esli, Somers, Thomas, Utrecht Studies in Language and Communication   In this paper, the authors show that evaluating a CLIL student should not stop at evaluating language competence. CLIL approaches the natural way of learning, as it provides both implicit and explicit learning – which is…

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Multilingualism as a resource for learning and teaching

Multilingualism as a resource for learning and teaching

Somers, T, Lochtman, K & Van De Craen, P 2014, ‘Multilingualism as a resource for learning and teaching‘. in N Morys, C Kirsh, ID Saint-georges & G Gretsch (eds), Lernen und Lehren in multilingualen Kontexten: Zum Umgang mit sprachlich-kultureller Diversität im Klassenraum. Sprache, Mehrsprachigkeit und sozialer Wandel. Language. Multilinguism and Social Change. Langue, multilinguisme et changement social, vol. 22, Peter Lang , Frankfurt am Main, pp. 191-208.  

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