Reference and Identity in Public Discourses

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| Vienna University of Economics and Business
| Tampere University
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This volume explores the concepts of reference and identity in public discourses. Its contributions study discourse-specific reference and labelling patterns, both from a historical and present-day perspective, and discuss their impact on self- and other-representation in the construction of identity. They combine multiple methodological approaches, including corpus-based quantitative as well as qualitative ones, and apply them to a range of text types that are or were (intended to be) public, such as letters, newspapers, parliamentary debates, and online communication in the form of reader comments, discussion pages, and tweets. In addition to English, the languages studied include Polish as well as European and Latin American Spanish. The volume is aimed at researchers from different research paradigms in linguistics and related disciplines, such as media communication or the social and cultural sciences, who are interested in the interplay of reference and identity.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 306]  2019.  vi, 284 pp.
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Table of Contents
Pragmatic explorations of reference and identity in public discourses
Minna Nevala and Ursula Lutzky
1–16
Part I. Public discourses in the history of English
Two miserable creatures or those atrocious criminals? : Evaluative reference in the Mannings murder reporting
Minna Nevala
19–41
The Prince and the Sassenach: Constructing group homogeneity through labels (and anachronisms) in Late Modern times and beyond
Marina Dossena
43–65
“Right trusty and well-beloved”: The socio-pragmatics of gender, power and stance in sixteenth-century English letters
Imogen Marcus and Mel Evans
67–96
Kinship references in the British Parliament, 1800–2005
Jukka Tyrkkö
97–124
Part II. Public discourses in Present-Day English
“Thanks for the donds”: A corpus linguistic analysis of topic-based communities in the comment section of The Guardian
Andrew Kehoe and Matt Gee
127–158
From ‘country’ to ‘confederation’ – debating terms of reference for the EU on a Wikipedia talk page
Susanne Kopf
159–180
After we #VoteLeave we can #TakeControl: Political campaigning and imagined collectives on Twitter before the Brexit vote
Sylvia Jaworska and Tigran Sogomonian
181–202
Part III. Public discourses around the world
To be or not to be … a patient: Identity construction of healthcare professionals and patients in public online diabetes-related interaction
Barbara De Cock
205–225
What’s in a diminutive?: The pragmatics of the Spanish diminutive in a televised political interview and its reverberations in online comments
Bettina Kluge
227–249
From Poland to #SanEscobar: On strategies subverting political discourse on Twitter
Nadine Thielemann
251–280
Index
281
“With a strong background provided in the introductory chapter, this volume is accessible, even for those who do not have specialties in Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, or Sociolinguistics. [...] This monograph remains an important breakthrough for scholars working in the two interconnected areas of Pragmatics, namely, reference and identity. Because of the detailed and clear introduction, it can certainly be used as a first orientation by those new to the importance of reference terms for identity work.”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019029452 | Marc record