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Discourse as the Recontextualization of Social Practice

Theo Van Leeuwen

in Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Drawing on the work of Bernstein and other sociologists and anthropologists, as well as on the work of linguists such as Gleason, Grimes, Halliday and Martin, this chapter defines discourse as the ... More


Breaking the unbroken tradition

Richard J. Watts

in Language Myths and the History of English

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195327601
eISBN:
9780199893539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327601.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The second major myth, the “myth of the unbroken tradition”, is the focus of Chapter 3 and it is closely associated with the establishment of an ancient pedigree for English. The unbroken tradition ... More


Conclusion

Adam Hodges

in The “War on Terror” Narrative: Discourse and Intertextuality in the Construction and Contestation of Sociopolitical Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199759590
eISBN:
9780199895335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759590.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter concludes the book by discussing the implications of its analysis. Importantly, sociopolitical reality requires more than a single authoritative pronouncement to be established. It is ... More


Discourse and Cultural Transformation

Robert Maier

in Discourse as Cultural Struggle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098114
eISBN:
9789882206830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the influence of discourse on cultural transformation. It considers the new cultural context of contemporary discourse and discusses new ways of engaging in cultural discourses. ... More


A Chinese Christmas Story

Gary Sigley

in Discourse as Cultural Struggle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098114
eISBN:
9789882206830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the popular Christmas celebration in the broader context of China's unfolding social transformation. It highlights the interconnectivity of political, economic, and cultural ... More


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