Language and Power: An Introduction to Institutional Discourse

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A&C Black, 21 ago 2008 - 216 pagine
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How language is used in institutions and how institutions generate language is a key concern of both sociolinguistics and social theory. This readable and comprehensive introduction to language and power in institutions combines theoretical reflection with a strong analytical focus. Covering a range of institutional discourses and settings, each chapter in Language and Power closely examines institutional discourse practices and provides detailed steps to the critical analysis of institutional discourse both linguistic and multimodal.

This book is a long overdue contribution to the analysis of the way that institutions have the power to shape our thinking and understanding of the world and to construct identities.

Key Features:
*This book contains fascinating examples from a variety of institutional contexts, including academia, prison, media and the military
*It brings together insights from (multimodal) critical discourse analysis, social theory, media studies and corpus analysis
*It is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates doing sociolinguistics, media studies, communication and cultural studies
 

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Indice

Power discourse and institutions
1
Enterprise and institutional change in the university
26
Enterprising managerialism in a total institution
46
Understanding the social goingson behind news texts
62
Antiracism and neoliberalism in the British Regional Press
90
The visual institutionalization of discourses in war monuments
115
A corpus perspective on routine and rhetoric in defence discourse
138
Researching institutional discourse
163
Appendix
178
References
186
Index
199
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Informazioni sull'autore (2008)

Andrea Mayr is Lecturer in the School of English at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
Her books include Prison Discourse (Palgrave, 2004), Language
and Power (Continuum, 2008), and Language and
Power: A Resourcebook for Students (Routledge, 2010).

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