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Competing Discourses

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Beschreibung

This book discusses and explores the relationship between language and world view. David Lee presents recent research in linguistics, drawing together strands from a number of different areas of the subject: the nature of linguistic and conceptual categories, the role of metaphor in the everyday use of language, gender differentiation and social variation in speech.

In this study, David Lee considers a broad range of issues in the light of two contrasting views on language. For much of its history, linguistics has been dominated by a tradition which sees individual languages as uniform, homogenous systems. However, there has always been an opposite view emphasising the complex tensions and cross-currents inherent in linguistic usage. This alternative perspective is explored in the analysis of a wide range of literary and non-literary texts: casual conversations, interviews, newspaper reports, official memoranda, television commercials and extracts from novels. The author describes how both spoken and written texts can be seen as the sites where tensions between "competing discourses", stemming from different social positions and perspectives, are illustrated.



Inhalt

Preface
Acknowledgements

1. Classification and selection
2. Grammar, categories and world-view
3. Language and world-view: Golding and Faulkner
4. Metaphor
5. Language, perspective, ideology
6. Language and gender
7. Discursive interactions
8. Variety, discourse, ideology
9. Conclusion and overview

References
Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Competing Discourses
Untertitel: Perspective and Ideology in Language
Autor:
EAN: 9781315505329
ISBN: 978-1-315-50532-9
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Taylor & Francis
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 224
Veröffentlichung: 29.09.2017
Jahr: 2017
Untertitel: Englisch