LINGUIST List 14.3234

Mon Nov 24 2003

Books: Discourse Analysis/Socioling, USA: De Fina

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Message 1: Identity in Narrative: De Fina

Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 12:34:15 -0500 (EST)
From: paul <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Identity in Narrative: De Fina


Title: Identity in Narrative
Subtitle: A study of immigrant discourse
Series Title: Studies in Narrative 3
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins 
	 http://www.benjamins.com/, 
 http://www.benjamins.nl		 
			
Book URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SiN_3 

Author: Anna De Fina, Georgetown University 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114325, Pages: xiv, 252 pp., Price: USD 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027226431, Pages: xiv, 252 pp., Price: EUR 85.00
			
Abstract:

This volume presents both an analysis of how identities are built,
represented and negotiated in narrative, as well as a theoretical
reflection on the links between narrative discourse and identity
construction. The data for the book are Mexican immigrants' personal
experience narratives and chronicles of their border crossings into
the United States. Embracing a view of identity as a construct firmly
grounded in discourse and interaction, the author examines and
illustrates the multiple threads that connect the local expression and
negotiation of identity to the wider social contexts that frame the
experience of migration, from material conditions of life in the
United States to mainstream discourses about race and color. The
analysis reveals how identities emerge in discourse through the
interplay of different levels of expression, from implicit adherence
to narrative styles and ways of telling, to explicit negotiation of
membership categories.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements xi 
Introduction 1-9 
1. Identity in narrative: A discourse approach 11-30 
2. The social phenomenon: Mexican migration to the U.S. 31-50 
3. Identity as social orientation: Pronominal choice 51-92 
4. Identity as agency: Dialogue and action in narrative 93-138 
5. Identity as categorization: Identification strategies 139-180 
6. Identity as social representation: Negotiating affiliations 181-216 
7. Conclusions 217-224 
Appendix 1. Interview log 225-227 
Appendix 2. Transcription conventions 229 
Notes 231-235 
Bibliography 237-248 
Index 249-251

Lingfield(s): Discourse Analysis 
		Sociolinguistics 			 

Areal Regions: United States

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)


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