Publication details [#65936]

Smith-Khan, Laura. 2019. Communicative resources and credibility in public discourse on refugees. Language in Society 48 (3) : 403–427.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Place, Publisher
Cambridge University Press


This paper explores how communicative resources impact the building of plausible texts and identities in a public discussion on Australia's handling of a Somali fugitive. It finds disparities on all four resource levels that mostly subvert the fugitive's skill to submit a plausible text and identity and defy mainstream discourse on fugitives.