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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: What We Remember
Subtitle: The Construction of Memory in Military Discourse
Written By: Mariana Achugar
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 29

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.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027289957
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027206176
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00