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  1. ‘We Will Take Care of You’: Identity Categorisation Markers in Intercultural Medical Encounters.Francesca Alby, Marilena Fatigante, Cristina Zucchermaglio & Valentina Fantasia - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (4):451-473.
    Ethnomethodology research has systematically investigated discursive practices of categorisation, looking at the various ways by which social actors ascribe both themselves and others to identity categories to accomplish various kinds of social actions. Drawing on a data corpus of oncological visits collected in an Italian hospital, involving both native and non-native patients, the present work analyses how participants in these intercultural medical encounters invoke and make relevant social identity categories by the marking of collective pronouns in their talk. Our results (...)
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  2. The Sequential Organisation of Gossip Talk.Tugba Aslan - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (4):429-450.
    Gossip, in its most general sense, means talking about absent third parties with regards to their strengths and weaknesses in an evaluative or informative tone. It is a common phenomenon and has been investigated from different perspectives of research such as human sciences, behavioural psychology, anthropology and so forth. Although it is a prevalent research topic amongst researchers of various disciplines, the sequential organisation of gossip talk still keeps its authenticity in terms of real-life talk-in-action research. This study aims to (...)
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  3. Book Review: Helen Caple, Changpeng Huan and Monika Bednarek, Multimodal News Analysis Across Cultures. [REVIEW]Cheng Chen - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (4):562-564.
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  4. Facts Into Faults: The Grammar of Guilt in Jury Deliberations.Matthew P. Fox & David R. Gibson - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (4):474-496.
    Jurors customarily do their work with very little by way of instruction from the court, other than about the law. This suggests that they enter the jury room with the relevant cognitive and interactional tools at the ready, drawn from everyday life. This paper focuses on a specific conversational device jurors use to do their work: conditional-contrastive inculpations, whereby the defendant’s actions are compared unfavorably to what a normal, innocent person would have done, with the implication that the discrepancy indicates (...)
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  5. Book Review: Karen Sullivan, Mixed Metaphors: Their Use and Abuse. [REVIEW]Dali Hong - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (4):568-570.
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  6. The Story of Two Connectives: Korean Tunci ‘or’ and Kena ‘Or’.Minju Kim - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (4):497-518.
    Using 129 natural conversations and 185 episodes of television drama conversations as well as the theoretical frameworks of usage-based theory and grammaticalization, I investigate two forms of ‘or’ in Korean, tunci and kena. Generally believed to be largely interchangeable, these two forms’ actual usages have never been compared. I demonstrate that the two are selectively used in conversation, and propose that three types of factor influence the selection. The first factors are genre and setting. In formal settings and formal descriptive (...)
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  7. Book Review: Olga Dontcheva-Navratilova, Martin Adam, Renata Povolná and Radek Vogel, Persuasion in Specialised Discourses. [REVIEW]Ke Li - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (4):564-566.
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  8. Book Review: Rodney H Jones, Sylvia Jaworska and Erhan Aslan, Language and Media: A Resource Book for Students. [REVIEW]Dacota Liska - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (4):558-560.
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  9. Classroom Teasing: Institutional Contingencies and Embodied Action.Stephen Daniel Looney - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (4):519-538.
    This article compares the sequential position, action, and design of teasing sequences in classroom and mundane interaction. This collection of teases comes from a university Geosciences classroom, and the analysis demonstrates that, like teases in ordinary conversation, classroom teases are sequentially bound and designed in extreme fashions. Nonetheless, classroom teasing sequences are unique in terms of the actions and precise designs of teasables and teases as well as the sequential contingencies that create opportunities for teasing. This paper contributes to past (...)
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    Book Review: Jesse Egbert, Tove Larsson and Douglas Biber, Doing Linguistics with a Corpus: Methodological Considerations for the Everyday User. [REVIEW]Mark McGlashan - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (4):560-562.
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  11. The Use of ‘My Side Telling’ During History Taking in Psychiatric Consultations.Xueli Yao - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (4):539-557.
    Using the method of conversation analysis, this article examines an interactional practice through which psychiatric practitioners exhibit knowledge about their patients’ problems, symptoms, or experiences in psychiatric outpatient consultations. This practice is referred to as ‘my side telling’. The data were from audio recordings of 55 psychiatric outpatient visits to four psychiatrists in China. In the data, the psychiatrists employ ‘my side telling’ within larger sequences of talk where psychiatrists solicit their patients to elaborate on their problems or experiences, treating (...)
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  12. Book Review: Theresa Catalano and Linda R Waugh, Critical Discourse Analysis, Critical Discourse Studies and Beyond. [REVIEW]Kai Zhao - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (4):566-568.
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  13. Is Courtroom Discourse an ‘Oral’ or ‘Literate’ Register? The Importance of Sub-Register.Meishan Chen - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (3):249-273.
    By applying Multi-Dimensional Analysis, this study has provided a thorough description of the lexico-grammatical characteristics of courtroom discourse to see to what extent it employs both linguistic features of oral registers and literate registers. In particular, this study focuses on language used in the four public sub-registers of courtroom discourse and analyzes how oral/literate each sub-register is, instead of characterizing courtroom discourse as oral/literate overall. Detailed interpretation of results focuses on Dimension 1 and 2 as these two dimensions are identified (...)
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    ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’: Expressing Political Criticism on Chinese Social Media.Richard Fitzgerald & Xiaoping Wu - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (3):365-385.
    While the proliferation of social media technologies in China has empowered the public with new opportunities for public expression and political engagement in a ‘virtual public sphere’, Chinese Internet censorship has meant that users have to develop creative ways to engage in political criticism. In a context where both mechanical and human censors are employed, Chinese users have become adept at utilizing the affordances of technology, Chinese language and cultural resources to express their opinions through social media. Drawing upon data (...)
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    Book Review: Amanda Laugesen and Catherine Fisher (Eds.), Expressions of War in Australia and the Pacific: Language, Trauma, Memory, and Official Discourse. [REVIEW]Yanli Jia - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (3):416-418.
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  16. Book Review: Ulrike Schneider and Matthias Eitelmann (Eds), Linguistic Inquiries Into Donald Trump’s Language: From ‘Fake News’ to ‘Tremendous Success’. [REVIEW]Tamsin Parnell - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (3):414-416.
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  17. Graduating Political Crisis and Violence in the Discourse of History: The Role of Spanish Suffixes.Claudio Pinuer, Claudia Castro & Teresa Oteíza - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (3):296-323.
    This article offers an analysis of the Spanish derivative morphology potential for graduating attitudinal meanings regarding the expression of political crisis and of contested meanings of human rights violations in the discourse of recent Chilean History. This study is framed in the typological principles of Systemic Functional Linguistics and in the appraisal system, particularly in the sub-system of graduation. The analysis demonstrates on one hand the productive role of the suffixes -ada and -azo when graduating attitudinal meanings regarding the expression (...)
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  18. ‘Cropped Out’: The Collaborative Production of an Accusation of Racism.Daniella Rafaely - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (3):324-338.
    This article utilises the concept of ‘race trouble’ as an overarching framework for examining an interview between Ms Vanessa Nakate and a South African news broadcaster. The interview describes an incident involving Ms Nakate’s attendance at a global climate change conference and her exclusion from a media report about a press briefing that she held along with four other youth activists at the conference. The analysis focuses on the collaborative and interactional production of Ms Nakate’s claim that her exclusion was (...)
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  19. Divided Discourse: Establishing a Methods-Centered Approach to Latrinalia Research.Lauren Tuckley, Brandon Biller & Jonathan Marine - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (3):274-295.
    Past research on bathroom graffiti has utilized disparate collection and analysis methodologies. Here, we seek to devise a rigorous, unified methodological framework for the collection and analysis of latrinalia. We begin by reviewing the disjointed methodological approaches and findings of previous research on bathroom graffiti in order to trace the limitations which prevent generalizability across datasets in comparable, meaningful ways. We also target some of the specific arguments and research questions presented in previous studies. Then, using study of bathroom graffiti, (...)
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  20. Self-Description in Everyday Interaction: Generalizations About Oneself as Accounts of Behavior.Laura Visapää - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (3):339-364.
    This article suggests that there are systematic ways in which the identity of the ‘self’, as created and performed through first-person markers, can be made relevant and consequential in particular episodes of interaction. More specifically, the study looks at generalizations that people present about themselves in local interactional contexts: displays of the types of people they are and the ways in which they always or never behave. It will be shown that such self-generalizations are typically used to account for one’s (...)
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  21. Book Review: Dennis Tay, Time Series Analysis of Discourse: Method and Case Studies. [REVIEW]Le Wang - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (3):424-426.
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  22. Book Review: Sam Bennett, Constructions of Migrant Integration in British Public Discourse. [REVIEW]Xueyu Wang - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (3):418-420.
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  23. Book Review: Jenni Ingram and Victoria Elliott, Research Methods for Classroom Discourse. [REVIEW]Xinxin Wu - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (3):422-424.
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  24. Dynamism in Knowledge Exchanges: Developing Move Systems Based on Khorchin Mongolian Interactions.Dongbing Zhang - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (3):386-413.
    This paper aims to develop the description of move systems in Systemic Functional Linguistics based on dynamism in knowledge exchanges, that is, the possible move options made available at different points in an exchange concerned with the negotiation of information. Using conversational interactions in Khorchin Mongolian as examples, the paper argues that at different points in a knowledge exchange, both the speaker and the addressee’s knowledge of the information are at stake. The speaker may be positioned either as knowing or (...)
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  25. Book Review: Arran Stibbe, Ecolinguistics: Language, Ecology and the Stories We Live By. [REVIEW]Wenjuan Zhou - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (3):420-422.
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    Turn-Allocation and Gaze: A Multimodal Revision of the “Current-Speaker-Selects-Next” Rule of the Turn-Taking System of Conversation Analysis.Peter Auer - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (2):117-140.
    It is argued in this paper that a multimodal analysis of turn-taking, one of the core areas of conversation analytic research, is needed and has to integrate gaze as one of the most central resources for allocating turns, and that new technologies are available that can provide a solid and reliable empirical foundation for this analysis. On the basis of eye-tracking data of spontaneous conversations, it is shown that gaze is the most ubiquitous next-speaker-selection technique. It can function alone or (...)
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  27. Book Review: Thora Tenbrink, Cognitive Discourse Analysis: An Introduction. [REVIEW]Yu Deng - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (2):241-243.
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  28. Book Review: Péter B. Furkó, Discourse Markers and Beyond: Descriptive and Critical Perspectives on Discourse-Pragmatic Devices Across Genres and Languages. [REVIEW]Fangyuan Dong - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (2):235-237.
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  29. College Disability Support Offices as Advertisements: A Multimodal Discourse Analysis.So Yoon Kim - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (2):166-190.
    This study examined the disability support offices websites of twelve US higher education institutions anchored in multimodal discourse analysis and genre analysis to examine how semiotic resources are deployed to describe DSO services on their websites and to determine the discursive functions of advertisement they perform. The DSO websites were within four clicks from HEI homepages but had inconsistent navigation paths, making it difficult to reach DSO websites. DSO websites were foregrounding promoting and branding the institutions rather than presenting the (...)
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  30. Book Review: Amy M Lindstrom, Unexpressed Subjects in English: An Empirical Analysis of Narrative and Conversational Discourse. [REVIEW]Rurong Le - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (2):239-241.
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  31. Book Review: Mimi Huang and Lise-Lotte Holmgreen (Eds), The Language of Crisis: Metaphors, Frames and Discourses. [REVIEW]Yuan Ping & Xiaoyi Yang - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (2):233-235.
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  32. Book Review: Andreas H. Jucker, Politeness in the History of English – From the Middle Ages to the Present Day. [REVIEW]Sofia Rüdiger - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (2):231-233.
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  33. Book Review: Anke Beger, The Role of (Deliberate) Metaphor in Communicating Knowledge in Academic Discourse: An Analysis of College Lectures From Different Disciplines. [REVIEW]Xiaoxiao Song - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (2):237-239.
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    Couples Living with Dementia Managing Conflicting Knowledge Claims.Jan Svennevig, Anna Ekström, Elin Nilsson & Anne Marie Dalby Landmark - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (2):191-212.
    This conversation analytic study investigates how couples manage conflicting knowledge claims when one of the persons has dementia. The data are video-recordings of 16 couples talking with a third party. The analysis focuses on the negotiation of epistemic rights, more precisely how partners initiate repair and correct claims made by the PWD on matters belonging to the latter’s epistemic domain. We identified three main practices for correcting the PWD: correcting the statement, thereby claiming epistemic authority for oneself and denying it (...)
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    The Interplay of Complexity and Subjectivity in Opinionated Discourse.Maite Taboada & Katharina Ehret - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (2):141-165.
    This paper brings together cutting-edge, quantitative corpus methodologies and discourse analysis to explore the relationship between text complexity and subjectivity as descriptive features of opinionated language. We are specifically interested in how text complexity and markers of subjectivity and argumentation interact in opinionated discourse. Our contributions include the marriage of quantitative approaches to text complexity with corpus linguistic methods for the study of subjectivity, in addition to large-scale analyses of evaluative discourse. As our corpus, we use the Simon Fraser Opinion (...)
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  36. A Conversation Analytical Study of Story-Openings in Advice-Giving Episodes in Doctoral Research Supervision Meetings.Binh Thanh Ta - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (2):213-230.
    Interactional functions of story-opening in everyday conversations across different languages have been widely examined in Conversation Analysis. However, there is a paucity in research on story-openings in institutional talk. This paper addresses this research gap by examining how story-opening contributes to advice-giving in doctoral research supervision. It draws on a data corpus of 57 storytelling sequences produced by six supervisors during 25 hours of video-recorded supervision meetings at an Australian university. The analysis shows that story-opening supports the on-going advice-giving activity (...)
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    The Day After the Apology: A Critical Discourse Analysis of President Tsai’s National Apology to Taiwan’s Indigenous Peoples.Chih-Tung Huang & Rong-Xuan Chu - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (1):84-101.
    In 2016, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen officially apologised to the island’s indigenous peoples. This national apology not only plays a persuasive role in informing the general public about the historical wrongdoings inflicted on the Taiwanese aborigines, but also constitutes a therapeutic and restorative role in the process of reconciliation with the indigenous victims. This article provides a critical discourse analysis of President Tsai’s apology. In particular, it examines the power and ideology embedded in both the speech and the related ceremony, (...)
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    Expectations for ‘Natural’ Ways of Talking: A Context-Dependent Perspective on Fixedness in Conversation.Michiko Kaneyasu - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (1):28-45.
    This article aims to expand the concept of fixedness in language from stable autonomous structures to socially shared patterns of communication. The study examined conversational utterances that sounded strange or ‘unnatural’ to members of a speech community and explored the reasons behind such intuitive perceptions. Some of these utterances contradicted the community members’ expectations based on sedimented patterns of linguistic resources of various sizes and associated conventional meanings beyond dictionary definitions. Others challenged their expectations concerning positional fitness and socio-relational concerns. (...)
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  39. Book Review: Martha Komter, The Suspect’s Statement: Talk and Text in the Criminal Process. [REVIEW]Gregory Matoesian - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (1):112-114.
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  40. Book Review: Todd Oakley, Rhetorical Minds: Meditations on the Cognitive Science of Persuasion. [REVIEW]Esther Pascual - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (1):110-112.
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  41. Reluctant Collaboration in Community Policing. How Police Team Up with Youth Prior to 1st of May Demonstrations in Germany.Yannik Porsché - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (1):67-83.
    Based on a 3-year ethnography on crime prevention of the police in Germany, this article analyses how the police incorporate youth in their de-escalation work preceding an annual demonstration on the 1st of May. A multimodal conversation analysis of work meetings traces how membership categorisation and assumption of social responsibility change: over the course of several months the police turn initially reluctant youth who the police at the outset considered ‘troublemakers’ into their ‘helpers’. They build an alliance by working with (...)
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  42. Book Review: Jing Hao, Analysing Scientific Discourse From a Systemic Functional Linguistic Perspective: A Framework for Exploring Knowledge-Building in Biology. [REVIEW]Min Qiu - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (1):104-107.
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    Communicating Information Packages in Institutional Face-to-Face Consultations.Tessa van Charldorp & Marloes Herijgers - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (1):3-27.
    Drawing on Dutch mortgage orientation consultations, the present study uncovers how mortgage advisors communicate information packages to laypersons. These information packages are jointly constructed by advisors and customers as a distinct activity within a professional advisory setting. We name this activity ‘explicative telling’. Through a systematic analysis of 57 of such explicative tellings we will demonstrate that this explicative telling activity consists of doing preliminary work; a body in which general, official information about a specific mortgage topic is given and (...)
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  44. Book Review: Elena N. Malyuga (Ed.), Functional Approach to Professional Discourse Explorations in Linguistics. [REVIEW]Ruby Rong Wei - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (1):107-109.
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    Book Review: Markus Rheindorf, Revisiting the Toolbox of Discourse Studies: New Trajectories in Methodology, Open Data, and Visualization. [REVIEW]Viola Wiegand - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (1):102-104.
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  46. Linguistic, Psychological and Epistemic Vulnerability in Asylum Procedures: An Interdisciplinary Approach.Riitta Ylikomi, Eeva Puumala & Simo K. Määttä - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (1):46-66.
    This article analyzes three video-recorded asylum interviews, their written records and the corresponding decisions by the Finnish Immigration Service. The goal is to identify the causes and consequences of vulnerability in instances that are particularly important when assessing whether the asylum seeker has a well-grounded fear of persecution. A combination of linguistic, psychological and epistemic perspectives on vulnerability shows that these three dimensions are closely intertwined in asylum interviews. Linguistic vulnerability is linked for the most part to interpreting, whereas psychological (...)
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    Book Review: Mark Feng Teng & Wang Lixun, Identity, Motivation, and Multilingual Education in Asian Contexts. [REVIEW]Yanli Zou - 2021 - Discourse Studies 23 (1):109-110.
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