Publication details [#63257]

Gordon, Cynthia and Didem İkizoğlu. 2017. ‘Asking for another’ online: Membership categorization and identity construction on a food and nutrition discussion board. Discourse Studies 19 (3) : 253–271.
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SAGE Publications


This discourse analysis integrates stance theories and membership categorization to explore one online discussion thread started by a woman who asks for diet and health advice on behalf of her boyfriend, an interactive move termed here ‘asking for another’. Two features of the asking-for-another post (inadvertently) evoke the identities of the original poster as nagging mother-figure and her boyfriend as a childish victim of nagging.