Reference and Identity in Public Discourses

ORCID logoUrsula Lutzky | Vienna University of Economics and Business
ORCID logoMinna Nevala | Tampere University
ISBN 9789027204202 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027262059 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This volume explores the concepts of reference and identity in public discourses. Its contributions study discourse-specific reference and labelling patterns, both from a historical and present-day perspective, and discuss their impact on self- and other-representation in the construction of identity. They combine multiple methodological approaches, including corpus-based quantitative as well as qualitative ones, and apply them to a range of text types that are or were (intended to be) public, such as letters, newspapers, parliamentary debates, and online communication in the form of reader comments, discussion pages, and tweets. In addition to English, the languages studied include Polish as well as European and Latin American Spanish. The volume is aimed at researchers from different research paradigms in linguistics and related disciplines, such as media communication or the social and cultural sciences, who are interested in the interplay of reference and identity.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 306] 2019.  vi, 284 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“With a strong background provided in the introductory chapter, this volume is accessible, even for those who do not have specialties in Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, or Sociolinguistics. [...] This monograph remains an important breakthrough for scholars working in the two interconnected areas of Pragmatics, namely, reference and identity. Because of the detailed and clear introduction, it can certainly be used as a first orientation by those new to the importance of reference terms for identity work.”

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019029452 | Marc record