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Title: Construction d'identité et processus d'identification
Edited By: Sylvester N. Osu
Gilles Col
Nathalie Garric
Fabienne Toupin
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=430356

Le terme identité s'inscrit dans un réseau lexical complexe et connaît une
telle diversité d'emplois qu'il est difficile de le cerner. Il présente par
ailleurs des sens techniques différents selon les disciplines, et la
recherche de ce concept dans les dictionnaires des Sciences du langage
s'avère peu satisfaisante.

Le présent ouvrage, issu du colloque « Construction d'identité et processus
d'identification » (organisé à l'Université François Rabelais, Tours en
novembre 2007) reprend une partie revue et corrigée après relecture anonyme
des communications orales de ce colloque. Il tient sa singularité de ce que
l'identité y est considérée non comme catégorie de langue ou de discours ou
encore comme indice d'une appartenance socioculturelle mais plutôt comme un
construit et l'identification comme une construction à part entière. La
question se pose alors de savoir de quoi est construite l'identité et
comment ? Les contributeurs à ce volume, sous des angles différents,
tentent de répondre à ces questions, en analysant les différents processus
langagiers qui concourent à sa construction.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034303569
Pages: 635
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