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  1.  1
    Performing Right-Wing Political Identities on Reader Comments Pages.Ruth Breeze - 2022 - Pragmatics and Society 13 (1):85-106.
    Recent discourse research has examined the rise of right-wing populism. Yet the predominant focus on political parties and politicians means that we know less about how right-wing identities are performed among ordinary people with different degrees of political engagement. This paper examines reader comments pages in three British newspapers, analysing how participants perform, defend and reinforce their political identities in online fora. It traces how supporters of the far-right United Kingdom Independence Party perform collective identities and enact political antagonisms. The (...)
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  2. A Sociopragmatic Account of Religiosity and Secularity in Fictional Narratives.Kamel Abdelbadie Elsaadany - 2022 - Pragmatics and Society 13 (1):45-66.
    This paper investigates the religiosity/secularity dichotomy in Naguib Mahfouz’s novels, which is shaped by cultural narratives that convey his ideas. It analyzes a defined corpus of Mahfouz’s narratives that articulate his notions of religiosity/secularity. Through an interdisciplinary methodology combining the application of pragmatics, interactional sociolinguistics, and contextual analysis, it aims to determine Mahfouz’s potentiality for perceiving and narrativizing religiosity and secularity in twentieth-century Egypt. It discusses how Mahfouz adopts sociopragmatic techniques to give a bright picture of the secularist discourse but (...)
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  3. The Ethnopragmatics of Jish Arabic-Speaking Culture.Sandy Habib - 2022 - Pragmatics and Society 13 (1):67-84.
    The aim of this paper is to describe five speech practices employed by Jish Arabic speakers: greeting a passerby, forms of address, necessary expressions when talking about death, necessary expressions when praising someone, and necessary expressions when mentioning entities of “low” value. These five speech practices are described using the Cultural Scripts Approach, which employs simple, universal language, thus enhancing descriptive accuracy and reducing ethnocentrism.
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    Using Wmen (We) to Mean s/He in Chinese Parents’ Interaction : Interpersonal Meanings and Relational Work.Yanmei Han & Tao Xiong - 2022 - Pragmatics and Society 13 (1):126-150.
    Using the first-person plural pronoun wǒmen to refer to a child is repeatedly observed in Chinese parents’ interaction. To understand its interpersonal meanings, this study investigates this non-prototypical pronoun use in Chinese parents’ community of practice. The analysis shows that the non-prototypical use of this pronoun not only displays agency and connection between parents and children but also reveals the seemingly close but detached relationship among parents. This non-prototypical pronoun use unveils the complex and dynamic nature of relational work. We (...)
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    Review of Taleghani-Nikazm, Betz & Golato (2020): Mobilizing Others: Grammar and Lexis Within Larger Activities. [REVIEW]Kamilla Kraft - 2022 - Pragmatics and Society 13 (1):157-162.
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    Negotiating Identities : First Person Pronominal Use Between Japanese University Students.Judit Kroo - 2022 - Pragmatics and Society 13 (1):22-44.
    This study examines processes through which social personae are conveyed by male Japanese students at a public university in Yokohama. Focusing on the frame-setting function of first person pronominals in contexts where there is no intra/inter speaker variation in the choice of FPP, this paper analyzes how speakers manage identity-associated discursive alignments related to a shared Okinawa prefecture background. The common experience of being from Okinawa prefecture and attending university far from home is the primary reason that these speakers are (...)
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    Challenges of Trust in Atypical Interaction.Camilla Lindholm & Melisa Stevanovic - 2022 - Pragmatics and Society 13 (1):107-125.
    All effective communication is based on the participants trusting that they share their basic orientations to the world – that is, they have a common ground. In this paper, however, we examine situations in which such trust is lacking. Drawing on conversation–analytic methodology and on 30 hours of video data featuring persons with dementia and their caregivers in a Swedish-language daycare center in Finland, we consider some of the social consequences resulting from a lack of trust. Our analysis focused on (...)
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    Sociality and Moral Conflicts : Migrant Stories of Relational Vulnerability.Rosina Márquez Reiter & Dániel Z. Kádár - 2022 - Pragmatics and Society 13 (1):1-21.
    This paper explores how understandings of sociality influence the way members of two different social groups discursively animate moral conflicts. It examines how moral conflicts are constructed in life-story interviews by Chinese and Latin American migrants as they reflect on patterns of sociation with co-ethnics in London. These interviews typify the kind of conflicts that emerged across a 102 interview database where a discrepancy between expectations of how contextually-situated interpersonal relations are established and how they should unfold are. The transnational (...)
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    Review of Schneider & Eitelmann (2020): Linguistic Inquiries Into Donald Trump’s Language. From ‘Fake News’ to ‘Tremendous Success’. [REVIEW]Nelly Tincheva - 2022 - Pragmatics and Society 13 (1):151-156.
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    Review of Archer, Grainger & Jagodziński (2020): Politeness in Professional Contexts. [REVIEW]Maria Tsimpiri - 2022 - Pragmatics and Society 13 (1):163-168.
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