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LINGUIST List 19.3602

Mon Nov 24 2008

Books: Discourse Analysis/Sociolinguistics: Achugar

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, What We Remember: Achugar


Message 1: What We Remember: Achugar
Date: 24-Nov-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: What We Remember: Achugar
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Title: What We Remember
Subtitle: The Construction of Memory in Military Discourse
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 29
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=DAPSAC%2029

Author: Mariana Achugar
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289957 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289957 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206176 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206176 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

This interdisciplinary monograph explores the discursive manifestations of
the conflict over how to remember and interpret the actions of the military
during the last dictatorship in Uruguay (1973-1985). Through the
exploration of the discursive ways in which this powerful group represents
past events and participants, we can trace the ideological struggle over
how to reconstruct a traumatic past. By looking at memory as a social and
discursive practice, the analysis identifies particular semiotic practices
and linguistic patterns deployed in the construction of memory. The
discursive description of what is remembered, how it is remembered, and who
remembers serves to explain how the institution's construction of the past
is transformed and maintained to respond to outside criticism and create an
institutional identity as a lawful state apparatus. This book should
interest discourse analysts, historians, sociologists and researchers in
the field of transitional justice.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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