Us and Others

Social identities across languages, discourses and cultures

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| University of Warsaw
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It is natural for people to make the distinction between in-group (Us) and out-group members (Others). What is it that brings people together, or keeps them apart? Ethnicity, nationality, professional expertise or life style? And, above all, what is the role of language in communicating solidarity and detachment?
The papers in this volume look at the various cognitive, social, and linguistic aspects of how social identities are constructed, foregrounded and redefined in interaction. Concepts and methodologies are taken from studies in language variation and change, multilingualism, conversation analysis, genre analysis, sociolinguistics, critical discourse analysis, as well as translation studies and applied linguistics. A wide range of languages is brought into focus in a variety of situational, social and discursive environments. The book is addressed to scholars and students of linguistics and related areas of social communication studies.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 98]  2002.  viii, 522 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Us and Others: An introduction
Anna Duszak †
1–28
Part I. Discourses in space
Grammar and function of we
Johannes Helmbrecht
31–49
Between us and them in Chinese: Use of lai (come) and qu (go) in the construction of social identities
Minglang Zhou
51–67
Viewpoint and in/out-group membership in Japanese
Soichi Kozai
69–86
The space of identity: A cognitivist approach to ‘outsider’ discourses
Melinda Yuen-ching Chen
87–109
Constructing identities in language learning MOOs: A conversational perspective
Birgit Apfelbaum
111–130
Part II. Discourses in polyphony
Ethnolects as in-group varieties
Michael Clyne, Edina Eisikovits and Laura Tollfree
133–157
The construction of identity and group boundaries in Catalan Spanish
Carsten Sinner
159–185
Code-switching, code-crossing and identity construction in a society in transition, South Africa
Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu
187–210
Part III. Discourses of transition
Words and social identities
Anna Duszak †
213–231
Who is ‘us’ in Russian political discourse
Riitta Pyykkö
233–248
We and They in Polish political discourse: A psychological approach
Krystyna Skarżyńska
249–264
The communicative construction of group identities: A basic mechanism of social categorization
Heiko Hausendorf and Wolfgang Kesselheim
265–289
Part IV. Discourses of fear
Identity by way of demarcation — the discourse on the expansion of the European Union in Austria’s leading daily papers
Angelika Brechelmacher
293–320
Discourse about them: Construction of ethnic identities in Thai print media
Krisadawan Hongladarom
321–339
Persecution and identity conflicts: The case of German Jews
Monika S. Schmid
341–356
Strategic alignment in the discourse of Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo
Lisa Wagner
357–374
Part V. Discourses of challenge
Humour as a discursive boundary marker in social interaction
Janet Holmes and Meredith Marra
377–400
Complimenting women in Turkish: Gender identity and otherness
Şükriye Ruhi
401–427
Identity in service interactions: The situated affiliation to social groupings
Liliana Cabral Bastos
429–446
Part VI. Discourses through suppression
The regime of the Other: ‘us’ and ‘them’ in translation
Elżbieta Tabakowska
449–461
Ideological binarism in the identities of native and non-native English speakers
P. Bhaskaran Nayar
463–479
The collapse of the us/them structure in persons with brain dysfunctions: A neuropsychological and neurolinguistic perspective
Maria Pachalska and Bruce D. MacQueen
481–503
List of contributors
505–511
Index
513–517
“With its well-argued discussions, mostly supported by empirical research, Duszak's Us and Others deserves a place on the shelves of all sociolinguists and other social scientists interested in identity research.”
“This excellent book will be a valuable resource for academics and other people interested in the processes involved in the construction of individual and group identities, in the linguistic 'clues' to underlying ideological categorizations, or in the consequences of 'us/you/them' divisions and revisions. I believe that it would be appropriately placed not only in academic libraries but also in those that serve the general public.”
“This collection provides an original and welcome take on an important area within discourse studies, as well as cultural studies and anthropology generally.”
“The strength of the book lies in the variety of insights into the problem it takes up. The twenty-two papers offer different approaches related to social inclusion and exclusion and exemplify them with different kinds of data taken from social and linguistic contexts.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2002066746