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Query Details


Query Subject:   Analyzing National Identity in Discourse
Author:   Ryan Pickard
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis

Query:   I am a masters student writing a paper on Identity Construction. I am
looking at the construction of National Identity discourse in mainstream
media, emerging social media, and in interviews 'on the ground.' I don't
have time to "analyse" spoken data but will be applying Systemic
Functional Analysis to the newspaper articles and a blog.

Big Question: What theories should I be thinking of applying which
allow me to use a method for collecting and interpreting the interview
data without needing to record, transcribe and analyse it lexico-
gramatically?

Any advice welcome...

Ryan Pickard
LL Issue: 21.1996
Date posted: 26-Apr-2010



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