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Blakar, Rolv Mikkel. 1979. Language as a means of social power: Theoretical-empirical explorations of language and language use as embedded in a social matrix. In Mey, Jacob L., ed. Pragmalinguistics, theory and practice. Mouton. pp. 131–169.
Publication type
Article in book
Publication language
Person as a subject


B. gives many examples of language use, by which he demonstrates the power aspects of symbolic interaction. As a theoretical framework, B. chooses the work by R.Rommetveit, in which language and language use are explicitly studied from a communication perspective and as embedded or integrated in more comprehensive social contexts.