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Title: Discourse, Identities and Roles in Specialized Communication
Edited By: Giuliana Garzone
James Archibald
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=430494
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 125
Description:

The studies presented in this volume focus on two distinct but related areas
of specialized communication professional and academic settings, resting on
an anti-essentialist notion of identity as a phenomenon that emerges from the
dialectic between individual and society.

The authors start from a detailed analysis of discourse practices as
evidenced in texts, their production and the professional performance
patterns which underlie such practices, and explore the way the actors, roles
and identities are constructed in language and discourse. In particular, by
highlighting discursive attitudes and aptitudes, they underscore the need to
understand discourse in light of norms of professional responsibility, showing
that not only do professionals and academics use discourse to create self-
identity, but they also use identity constructed through discourse to influence
society.

Contents:
James Archibald: Foreword: Discursive Identity in Professional
Communication
- Giuliana Garzone: Actors, Identities and Roles in Professional and
Academic Discourse: An Introduction
- Srikant Sarangi: Reconfiguring Self/Identity/Status/Role: The Case of
Professional Role Performance in Healthcare Encounters
- James Archibald: Sex and Textness: Do Men and Women Write and
Rewrite the Same Way?
- Costanza Cucchi: Vague Expressions in the European Parliament: A Marker
of Cultural Identity?
- Cinzia Spinzi/Eliana Terminiello: 'It's up to all of us': Social Identity in the
Language of Public Warnings
- Paola Evangelisti Allori: Content as Indicator of Genre Identity. Key
Concepts in Sports-Related Arbitral Awards
- Alessandra Fazio/Michela Menghini: Professional Identity in Sports-Related
Discourse: A Study on the Modelling of a Dynamic Conceptual Structure
- Bettina Mottura: Chinese Civil Servants and the Creation of a Discourse
Community to Promote Social Change
- Giuliana Garzone/Maurizio Catino/Giampietro Gobo/Miriam Bait/Paola
Catenaccio/Chiara Degano/Simone Rozzi: Towards an Integrated Model for
the Understanding of Communication Failures in Aviation Accidents: Tenuous
Identities under Pressure
- William Bromwich: Representation of Self and Other in Everyday Life: The
Language of Disability in the Handcycle Corpus
- Kjersti Fløttum: Linguistically Marked Cultural Identity in Research Articles
- Davide Simone Giannoni: Metaphoric Values and Disciplinary Identity in
English Research Articles
- Michele Sala: Interrogative Forms as Professional Identity Markers in Legal
Research Articles
- Ulisse Belotti: Manifestations of Identity in Research Articles: The Case of
Italian Economics Scholars
- Stefania M. Maci: Argumentative Structure in American and Italian Medical
Research Articles
- Larissa D'Angelo: Exploring Gender Identity in Academic Book Reviews
- Polly Walsh: Multiple Roles and Footing Shifts in Academic Lectures.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034304948
Pages: 417
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