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Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Theo van Leeuwen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Building on Bernstein's concept of recontextualization, Foucault's theory of discourse, Halliday's systemic-functional linguistics and Martin's theory of activity sequences, this book defines ... More


Greeklish and Greekness: Trends and Discourses of “Glocalness”

Dimitris Koutsogiannis and Bessie Mitsikopoulou

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This study explores social attitudes toward “Greeklish”, an online discursive practice involving the use of the Roman alphabet to write Greek. Approaching Greeklish from the perspective of current ... More


The European Union in Cyberspace: Democratic Participation via Online Multilingual Discussion Boards

Ruth Wodak and Scott Wright

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes the European Union’s “Futurum” discussion forum, which was intended to help close the gap (“democratic deficit”) between institutions and citizens by facilitating a virtual, ... More


Representing Social Actors

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/9780195323306.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a framework for analyzing how the participants of social practices can be, and are, represented in English discourse. It outlines and exemplifies the social and critical import ... More


Representing Social Action

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/9780195323306.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter investigates how social actions can be, and are, represented in English discourse, describing the social and critical relevance of the analytical categories it presents as well as ... More


The Discursive Construction of Legitimation

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/9780195323306.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter investigates how legitimations are added to representations of social practices, and how the same practices may be legitimized differently in different contexts. Key categories of ... More


The Discursive Construction of Purpose

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/9780195323306.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter sets out a framework for analyzing how the purposes of social practices are constructed, interpreted and negotiated in English discourse. Distinctions are drawn between legitimating and ... More


Space in Discourse

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/9780195323306.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Arguing that our understandings of space are always constructed in relation to, and on the basis of, the spatial framings of social practices, hence also on the way bodies are positioned in space, ... More


Editors' introduction: critical geographies of childhood and youth

Peter Kraftl, John Horton, and Faith Tucker

in Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847428462
eISBN:
9781447307259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428462.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter introduces some of the broader academic and policy/practitioner contexts for the chapters in the book. It reviews work in social studies of childhood, children's geographies and related ... More


The Visual Representation ofSocial Actors

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/9780195323306.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter adapts the framework for analyzing the representation of social actors (cf. chapter 2) to the domain of visual communication. After discussing the critical import of analyzing ... More


Time in Discourse

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/9780195323306.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes the semiotic resources of English discourse for representing the timing of social practices. Departing from the work of sociologist Norbert Elias, discourses of time are viewed ... More


Standards and accountability in teacher education

Aileen Kennedy

in Teacher Education In Times of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447318538
eISBN:
9781447318569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318538.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

In this, the first of four chapters that look across all of the five countries, Aileen Kennedy notes that ‘standards’ in education generally and in teacher education in particular have become part of ... More


The Identity Narratives

Jesús Romero-Trillo

in The Slippery Slope to Genocide: Reducing Identity Conflicts and Preventing Mass Murder

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199791743
eISBN:
9780199919222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791743.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Political domination has always been expressed through the narratives of identity and through the linguistic justification of antagonism toward the other. In fact, the language of the media has a ... More


Representing Social Actors with Toys

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/9780195323306.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter adapts the framework for representing social actors (chapter 2) to the domain of children's toys. Focusing specifically on the Playmobil range of toys, the chapter investigates how ... More


Discourse Approaches

Johannes Angermuller and Raj Kollmorgen

in The Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829911
eISBN:
9780191868368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829911.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

As a practice of meaning making in society, discourse points to important dimensions of social and historical change. This chapter discusses examples of discourse research on social transformation in ... More


Minority Language Use in Kven Communities:: Language Shift or Revitalization?

Anna-Kaisa Räisänen

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter examines the relationship between language beliefs and language ideologies among the Kvens in Northern Norway, and specifically how beliefs about Kven language transmission to future ... More


Emerging theoretical frameworks for global health governance

Evelyne de Leeuw, Belinda Townsend, Erik Martin, Catherine M. Jones, and Carole Clavier

in Health Promotion and the Policy Process

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199658039
eISBN:
9780191765780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658039.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The shift from an international to a global world order has substantially transformed how health is produced at the global level and, consequently, how health can be regulated at the global level. ... More


Introduction: The What, How, and Why of This Book

Paschal Preston and Andrea Grisold

in Economic Inequality and News Media: Discourse, Power, and Redistribution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190053901
eISBN:
9780190053932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053901.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Economic inequalities have become increasingly prominent in recent public debates, not least in the context of the latest Great Recession that followed from the financial crash in 2007, and attendant ... More


Social Semiotics and Journalistic Discourses on Economics and Inequality

Maria Rieder and Henry Silke

in Economic Inequality and News Media: Discourse, Power, and Redistribution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190053901
eISBN:
9780190053932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053901.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter continues the review of research and discussion of key features of economic news and how economic ideas and practices are shaped by the media. The focus falls on communication channels ... More


Further Cognitive Contributions to Metaphor Theory

James W. Underhill

in Creating Worldviews: Metaphor, Ideology and Language

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643158
eISBN:
9780748651566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643158.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Cognitive approaches to metaphor show a great diversity in themselves, and this diversity is mirrored by the variety of strands within Lakoff's own work. In his individual work since 1990, Lakoff has ... More


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