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Political Myth-making, Nationalist Resistance and Populist Performance Examining Kwame Nkrumah's Construction and Promotion of the African Dream

Political Myth-making, Nationalist Resistance and Populist Performance: Examining Kwame Nkrumah's Construction and Promotion of the African Dream

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By Mark Nartey
November 30, 2022

Using the socio-political discourse of Kwame Nkrumah, a pioneering Pan-Africanist and Ghana’s independence leader, Nartey investigates the notion of political myth-making in a context underexplored in the literature. He examines Nkrumah’s construction of a myth described in the book as the Unite or...

Revisiting Trustworthiness in Social Interaction

Revisiting Trustworthiness in Social Interaction

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By Mie Femø Nielsen, Ann Merrit Rikke Nielsen
September 30, 2022

Bringing together trust research, rhetoric, ethnomethodology and conversation analysis this book formulates an analytical program for conceptualizing and defining trustworthiness as an empirical research object in social interaction. In Revisiting Trustworthiness in Social Interaction, ...

Communicative Spaces and Media in Bilingual Contexts Discourses, Synergies and Counterflows in Spanish and English

Communicative Spaces and Media in Bilingual Contexts: Discourses, Synergies and Counterflows in Spanish and English

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Edited By Ana Sánchez-Muñoz, Jessica Retis
September 22, 2022

This collection bridges disciplinary scholarship from critical language studies, Latinx critical communication, and media studies scholarship for a comprehensive exploration of Spanish-English bilingualism in the US and in turn, elucidating, more broadly, our understanding of bilingualism in a ...

The Impact of Plain Language on Legal English in the United Kingdom

The Impact of Plain Language on Legal English in the United Kingdom

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By Christopher Williams
August 23, 2022

This volume offers insights into the ways in which plain language has influenced the language of the law in the United Kingdom, critically reflecting on its historical development and future directions. The book opens with an overview of the theoretical frameworks underpinning plain language and a ...

The Language of Pick-Up Artists Online Discourses of the Seduction Industry

The Language of Pick-Up Artists: Online Discourses of the Seduction Industry

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By Daria Dayter, Sofia Rüdiger
January 31, 2022

This book adopts a corpus-based discourse analysis approach to the study of the communicative practices of pick-up artists, offering a systematic exploration of distinct language use in an online community that uses speed-seduction practices for short-term dating and sex. Drawing on a ...

Bridging the Gap Between Conversation Analysis and Poetics Studies in Talk-In-Interaction and Literature Twenty-Five Years after Jefferson

Bridging the Gap Between Conversation Analysis and Poetics: Studies in Talk-In-Interaction and Literature Twenty-Five Years after Jefferson

1st Edition

Edited By Raymond F. Person, Jr., Robin Wooffitt, John P. Rae
January 07, 2022

This collection extends the conversation beginning with Gail Jefferson’s seminal 1996 article, "On the Poetics of Ordinary Talk," linking the poetics of ordinary talk with the work of poets to bring together critical perspectives on new data from talk-in-interaction and applications of Jefferson’s ...

Discursive Approaches to Sociopolitical Polarization and Conflict

Discursive Approaches to Sociopolitical Polarization and Conflict

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Edited By Laura Filardo-Llamas, Esperanza Morales-López, Alan Floyd
November 18, 2021

This collection explores the discursive strategies and linguistic resources underpinning conflict and polarization, taking a multidisciplinary approach to examine the ways in which conflict is constructed across a diverse range of contexts. The volume is divided into two sections as a means of ...

The Dialects of British English in Fictional Texts

The Dialects of British English in Fictional Texts

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Edited By Donatella Montini, Irene Ranzato
June 21, 2021

This collection brings together perspectives on regional and social varieties of British English in fictional dialogue across works spanning various literary genres, showcasing authorial and translation innovation while also reflecting on their impact on the representation of sociolinguistic ...

Discourses of Perfection Representing Cosmetic Procedures and Beauty Products in UK Lifestyle Magazines

Discourses of Perfection: Representing Cosmetic Procedures and Beauty Products in UK Lifestyle Magazines

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By Anne-Mette Hermans
March 22, 2021

This book explores editorial and advertising discourses related to cosmetic procedures and beauty products and services in UK lifestyle magazines, offering a holistic perspective on the normalisation of cosmetic procedures and the societal context in which particular perceptions have ...

The Discourse of Food Blogs Multidisciplinary Perspectives

The Discourse of Food Blogs: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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By Daniela Cesiri
February 17, 2020

This volume adopts a multidisciplinary perspective in analyzing and understanding the rich communicative resources and dynamics at work in digital communication about food. Drawing on data from a small corpus of food blogs, the book implements a range of theoretical frameworks and methodological ...

Interpersonal Positioning in English as a Lingua Franca Interactions

Interpersonal Positioning in English as a Lingua Franca Interactions

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By Svitlana Klötzl, Birgit Swoboda
December 05, 2019

This book offers a critical reflection on interpersonal positioning across both large- and small-scale contexts and highlights the multi-faceted nature of intercultural communication in today’s global world. The volume establishes positioning primarily as the negotiation of interpersonal ...

Emoticons, Kaomoji, and Emoji The Transformation of Communication in the Digital Age

Emoticons, Kaomoji, and Emoji: The Transformation of Communication in the Digital Age

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Edited By Elena Giannoulis, Lukas R.A. Wilde
July 25, 2019

This collection offers a comprehensive treatment of emoticons, kaomoji, and emoji, examining these digital pictograms and ideograms from a range of perspectives to comprehend their increasing role in the transformation of communication in the digital age. Featuring a detailed introduction and ...

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