Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-23514
Title: Bakhtinian perspectives : discourse and identity
Author(s): Gatt, Iris Marie
Language: English
Year of Publication: 2008
OPUS Source: The 19th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop
SWD key words: Linguistik
Michail M.
Free key words: discourse
social constructionist
DDC notations: 400 Language, linguistics
Publikation type: Conference Paper
Abstract: This paper focuses on a speech I recorded from the Sky News television channel in 2000 showing Ms. Betty Boothroyd, then Speaker of the House of Commons in Britain, engaged in her farewell speech to Parliament just before she retired from this institutional position. The last few minutes of Boothroyd';s speech are analysed through the lens of Bahktinian reasonings related to identity. I therefore explore how discourse contributes to the ongoing construction of identity of the principal participant, and how social constructs such as institutional power and control are preserved and reinforced by both agency and social role. Within a post-structuralist and a social constructionist conceptualization of subjectivity, this paper envisages a dynamic relationship between the communicative event and the context which generates it.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-16894
Date of registration: 4-Sep-2008
Faculty: P - Philosophische Fakultät
Department: P - Sprachwissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie
Former Department: bis SS 2016: Fachrichtung 4.6 - Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft sowie Übersetzen und Dolmetschen
Collections:SciDok - Der Wissenschaftsserver der Universität des Saarlandes
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