Alexandra Georgakopoulou

List of John Benjamins publications for which Alexandra Georgakopoulou plays a role.

Journals

Titles

Language, discourse and identities: Snapshot from Greek contexts

Edited by Alexandra Georgakopoulou and Vally Lytra

Special issue of Pragmatics 19:3 (2009) ca. 125 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics

Small Stories, Interaction and Identities

Alexandra Georgakopoulou

[Studies in Narrative, 8] 2007. xii, 186 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Narrative Studies | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Discourse Constructions of Youth Identities

Edited by Jannis Androutsopoulos and Alexandra Georgakopoulou

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 110] 2003. viii, 343 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
Subjects Discourse studies | Other Indo-European languages | Other literatures | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Articles

Drawing on our previous work on the role of small stories in social-mediatized engagements with the Greek socio-economic crisis (Georgakopoulou 2014, 2015), in this article, we set out to shed light on impoliteness on social media through the lens of small stories research. We explore how Facebook… read more
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra 2019 Sharing the moment as small stories: The interplay between practices & affordances in the social media-curation of livesStorytelling in the Digital World, De Fina, Anna and Sabina M. Perrino (eds.), pp. 105–127 | Article
Sharing the moment live, a built-in logic of many social networking sites, is, Iclaim, an invitation for creating plots, which has led to systematic practices. Isingle out taking a narrative stance on Facebook as such a practice and show the interplay between key-norms and evolving media… read more
Drawing on our previous work on the role of small stories in social-mediatized engagements with the Greek socio-economic crisis (Georgakopoulou 2014, 2015), in this article, we set out to shed light on impoliteness on social media through the lens of small stories research. We explore how Facebook… read more
Sharing the moment live, a built-in logic of many social networking sites, is, I claim, an invitation for creating plots, which has led to systematic practices. I single out taking a narrative stance on Facebook as such a practice and show the interplay between key-norms and evolving media… read more
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra 2017 Friends and followers ‘in the know’: A narrative interactional approach to social media participationDialogue across Media, Mildorf, Jarmila and Bronwen Thomas (eds.), pp. 155–178 | Article
Interactional approaches to everyday conversations, both bi- and multi-party ones, have amply documented the systematicity of sequential phenomena to be found within turn-taking as well as their close links with participant roles and relations. A comparable approach to social media communication is… read more
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra 2013 Storytelling on the go: Breaking news as a travelling narrative genreThe Travelling Concepts of Narrative, Hatavara, Mari, Lars-Christer Hydén and Matti Hyvärinen (eds.), pp. 201–224 | Article
In this chapter, I draw on a practice-based heuristic that I have put forward within small stories research so as to discuss breaking news as a narrative genre that is currently carving out a significant place for itself in the everyday storying of people in technologically mediated environments.… read more
The aim of this chapter is to contribute to the ongoing debate within interactional approaches to positioning in narrative regarding the ways in which we can analytically tap into aspects of teller’s self that can be seen as stable or continuous. Bamberg’s level 3 positioning which answers the… read more
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra 2011 NarrativeDiscursive Pragmatics, Zienkowski, Jan, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 190–207 | Article
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra 2011 Computer-mediated communicationPragmatics in Practice, Östman, Jan-Ola and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 93–110 | Article
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra and Katerina Finnis 2009 Code-switching ‘in site’ for fantasizing identities: A case study of conventional uses of London Greek CypriotLanguage, discourse and identities: Snapshot from Greek contexts, Georgakopoulou, Alexandra and Vally Lytra (eds.), pp. 467–488 | Article
Sociolinguistic studies of ‘minority languages’ and bilingualism have increasingly moved away from a singular emphasis on issues of ethnicity that poses direct links between the use of a language and an ethnic or cultural identity towards exploring the construction of identities that are not firmly… read more
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra and Vally Lytra 2009 Language, discourse and identities: Snapshots from Greek contextsLanguage, discourse and identities: Snapshot from Greek contexts, Georgakopoulou, Alexandra and Vally Lytra (eds.), pp. 311–316 | Article
Since the early 90s, Greece has witnessed an unprecedented population movement: Members of indigenous linguistic minorities have moved from the periphery to urban centres and large numbers of people have moved to Greece, primarily from the Balkans, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. This “flow of… read more
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra 2007 Thinking big with small stories in narrative and identity analysisNarrative – State of the Art, Bamberg, Michael (ed.), pp. 145–154 | Article
Narrative research is frequently described as a rich and diverse enterprise, yet the kinds of narrative data that it bases itself on present a striking consensus: they are autobiographical in kind (i.e., about non-shared, personal experience, single past events). In this paper, I put forth a case… read more
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra 2006 Thinking big with small stories in narrative and identity analysisNarrative – State of the Art, Bamberg, Michael (ed.), pp. 122–130 | Article
Narrative research is frequently described as a rich and diverse enterprise, yet the kinds of narrative data that it bases itself on present a striking consensus: they are autobiographical in kind (i.e., about non-shared, personal experience, single past events). In this paper, I put forth a case… read more
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra 2005 9. Same old story? On the interactional dynamics of shared narrativesNarrative Interaction, Quasthoff, Uta M. and Tabea Becker (eds.), pp. 223–241 | Chapter
Androutsopoulos, Jannis and Alexandra Georgakopoulou 2003 Discourse constructions of youth identities: IntroductionDiscourse Constructions of Youth Identities, Androutsopoulos, Jannis and Alexandra Georgakopoulou (eds.), pp. 1–25 | Article
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra 2003 Computer-mediated communicationHandbook of Pragmatics: 2001 Installment, Verschueren, Jef, Jan-Ola Östman, Jan Blommaert † and Chris Bulcaen (eds.), pp. 1–21 | Article
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra 2003 Looking back when looking ahead: On adolescents’ identity management in narrative practicesDiscourse Constructions of Youth Identities, Androutsopoulos, Jannis and Alexandra Georgakopoulou (eds.), pp. 75–91 | Article
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra 2000 Analytical Positioning vis-à-vis Narrative PositioningNarrative Identity, Bamberg, Michael and Allyssa McCabe, pp. 185–190 | Miscellaneous
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra and Marianna Patrona 2000 Disagreements in television discussions: How small can small screen arguments be?Pragmatics 10:3, pp. 323–338 | Article
Based on a case study, this paper explores the interaction between the act of disagreeing and the contextual parameters of Greek television panel discussions. The analysis of the data reveals that, in contrast to previous literature on disagreements in TV interview situations, the disagreements at… read more
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra 1999 NarrativeHandbook of Pragmatics: 1997 Installment, Verschueren, Jef, Jan-Ola Östman, Jan Blommaert † and Chris Bulcaen (eds.), pp. 1–19 | Article
Georgakopoulou, Alexandra 1998 Conversational Stories as Performances: The Case of GreekNarrative Inquiry 8:2, pp. 319–350 | Article
This study is intended as a step towards the full uncovery of the textual and contextual, cross-cultural and particularistic aspects of the contested notion of oral performances. The data comprise conversational storytelling performances from Greece. To capture the interplay between conventional… read more
Abstract Use of connective forms in oral narratives is increasingly investigated as a device for signaling higher level discoursal relations, thus serving the stories' global organization. I set out to explore connective forms as both local and global links using Modern Greek storytelling as its… read more