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LINGUIST List 19.956

Fri Mar 21 2008

Books: Discourse Analysis/Sociolinguistics: Verdoolaege

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Reconciliation Discourse: Verdoolaege


Message 1: Reconciliation Discourse: Verdoolaege
Date: 19-Mar-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Reconciliation Discourse: Verdoolaege
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Title: Reconciliation Discourse
Subtitle: The case of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 27
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=DAPSAC%2027

Author: Annelies Verdoolaege
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027227188 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027227188 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 142.00
Abstract:

This volume is a research monograph analysing the South African Truth and
Reconciliation Commission (TRC) from an ethnographic/linguistic point of
view. The central proposition of this book is that the TRC can be regarded
as a mechanism that leads to the hegemony of specific discourses, thus
excercising power. The analysis illustrates how, through a certain type of
reconciliation discourse constructed at the TRC hearings, a
reconciliation-oriented reality took shape in post-TRC South Africa.
Basically, the study points to the long-term implications a truth
commission can exert on a traumatised post-conflict society. The book is
unique on several levels: TRC discourse is explored in-depth on the basis
of personal stories from TRC testifiers; a combination of Poststructuralist
and Critical Discourse Analysis approaches form the theoretical
foundations; and an extensive bibliography provides an impressive database
of TRC publications.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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