Disorderly Discourse

Author: Charles L. Briggs
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195087771
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This volume contains eight essays that are at the intersection of two important areas within linguistics: conversational analysis, and the use of narrative in the creation, mediation and resolution of conflict. The contributors e×plore these issues in a variety of cultures and languages.
Disorderly Discourse
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Charles L. Briggs
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

This volume contains eight essays that are at the intersection of two important areas within linguistics: conversational analysis, and the use of narrative in the creation, mediation and resolution of conflict. The contributors e×plore these issues in a variety of cultures and languages.
Reconciliation Discourse
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Annelies Verdoolaege
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This volume is a research monograph analysing the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) from an ethnographic/linguistic point of view. The central proposition of this book is that the TRC can be regarded as a mechanism that leads to the hegemony of specific discourses, thus excercising power. The analysis
Latinas Narratives of Domestic Abuse
Language: en
Pages: 313
Authors: Shonna L. Trinch
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

In the American legal system valid witness-testimony is supposed to be invariable and unchanging, so defense attorneys highlight seeming inconsistencies in victims' accounts to impeach their credibility. This book offers an examination of how and why victims of domestic violence might seem to be 'changing their stories,' in the criminal
Language Ideologies
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Bambi B. Schieffelin, Kathryn A. Woolard, Paul V. Kroskrity
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-05-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

"Language ideologies" are cultural representations, whether explicit or implicit, of the intersection of language and human beings in a social world. Mediating between social structures and forms of talk, such ideologies are not only about language. Rather, they link language to identity, power, aesthetics, morality and epistemology. Through such linkages,
Law and the Language of Identity
Language: en
Pages: 267
Authors: Gregory M. Matoesian, Gregory M Matoesian
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

In this volume, Gregory Matoesian uses the notorious 1991 rape trial of William Kennedy Smith to provide an in-depth analysis of language use and its role in that specific trial as well as in the law in general. He draws on the fields of conversation analysis, ethnomethodology, linguistic anthropology and