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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


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