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LINGUIST List 25.1090

Wed Mar 05 2014

Books: Space, Place and the Discursive Construction of Identity: Bamford, Poppi, Mazzi (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Mar-2014
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Space, Place and the Discursive Construction of Identity: Bamford, Poppi, Mazzi (Eds)
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Title: Space, Place and the Discursive Construction of Identity
Series Title: Reihe: Linguistic Insights - Band 165
Published: 2014
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431249

Editor: Julia Bamford
Editor: Franca Poppi
Editor: Davide Mazzi
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034312493 Pages: 367 Price: U.S. $ 106.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034312493 Pages: 367 Price: U.K. £ 66.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034312493 Pages: 367 Price: Europe EURO 82.20
Abstract:

Over the last few years there has been a burgeoning interest in both space and place as linguistic phenomena. Some of this interest stemmed from studies on the situatedness of language and speech in time and space and how deixis anchors speech to a context. Both our frame of reference with respect to surrounding space and how we conceive and describe it are closely linked to the language we speak. This is why different cultures perceive spatial relations differently, with speakers of one language, for instance, encoding spatial relations with respect to absolute directions while speakers of a different language use egocentric terms.

This book focuses on space, place and the discursive construction of identity in the present, globalized era, where technological developments are causing a change in the perception of spatial boundaries and geographical locations, and identities are experienced in hitherto unknown ways.



Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Semantics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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