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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Critical Linguistics/ Semiotic Deconstruction of Social-semiotically Constructed Reality (Critical Semiotics). The literature list

Critical Linguistics/ Semiotic Deconstruction of Social-semiotically Constructed Reality (Critical Semiotics). The literature list

1997. Eggins, Suzanne and Rick Iedema. ‘Difference without diversity: semantic orientation and ideology in competing women’s magazines’. Ruth Wodak (ed.) Gender and Discourse.London: SAGE Publications. pp.165-196. 1997. Simpson, Alyson. ”It’s a game!’: the construction of gendered subjectivity.’ Ruth Wodak (ed.) Gender and Discourse. London: SAGE Publications. pp.197-224. 1996. Lee, Alison. Gender, Literacy, Curriculum: Re-writing School Geography. London: Taylor & Francis. 1995. Lemke, Jay L. Textual Politics: Discourse and Social Dynamics. London: Taylor & Francis. 1993….

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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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The Church Slavonic alphabet as the divine mystery

The Church Slavonic alphabet as the divine mystery

Religion and language in post–Soviet Russia / Brian P. Bennett.   If it is not an oxymoron, a kind of quotidian mysticism infonns ecclesiastical literature on Church Slavonic. The notion of some kind of”secret” or “mystery” hidden within the script is found frequently in catechetical materials. According to one abecedarium, the letters of the Slavonic alphabet are not mere neutral tools; rather, their names and fonns convey infonnation about the structure of the universe (Shumskikh…

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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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Negative use of management in Russia. Managers as bandits, fraudsters and profiteers

Negative use of management in Russia. Managers as bandits, fraudsters and profiteers

Koteyko, N. (2014). Language and Politics in Post Soviet Russia. Palgrave Macmillan. P. 81-82 This loanword has fewer pejorative collocates in comparison to the profiles of privatisation, business and oligarch in the CPOP. The lexis used to describe negative deontic values associated with these loanwords, such as бандиты (bandits), мошенники (fraudsters) and спекулянты (profiteers), can be found only towards the bottom of the collocational list. Moreover… manager forms collocations with such adjectives as профессиональный (professional), главный (main, top), удачливый (successful), талантливый…

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Hidden transcript in Language and the “Arts of Resistance”

Hidden transcript in Language and the “Arts of Resistance”

Review: Language and the “Arts of Resistance” Author(s): Susan Gal Review of James Scott’s  Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts (1990), Source: Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Aug., 1995), pp. 407-424 Every subordinate group creates, out of its ordeal, a “hidden transcript” that represents a critique of power spoken behind the back of the dominant. The powerful, for their part, also develop a hidden transcript representing the practices and claims of their rule…

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Language in Late Capitalism Pride and Profit by Alexandre Duchêne and Monica Heller

Language in Late Capitalism Pride and Profit by Alexandre Duchêne and Monica Heller

First published 2012 by Routledge Contents List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgments 1 Pride and Profit: Changing Discourses of Language, Capital and Nation-State MONICA HELLER AND ALEXANDRE DUCHÊNE 2 Sociolinguistic Regimes and the Practices as Terrain of Struggle in a Swiss Football Stadium SUSAN GAL 3 Commodification of Pride and Resistance to Profit: Language Practices as Terrain of Struggle in a Swiss Football Stadium ALFONSO DEL PERCIO AND ALEXANDRE DUCHÊNE 4 “Total Quality Language Revival” JACQUELINE…

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