Language as Symbolic Power (Innbundet)

Serie: Key Topics in Applied Linguistics 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 300
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Språk: Engelsk
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ISBN/EAN: 9781108835862
Omtale Language as Symbolic Power
Language is not simply a tool for communication - symbolic power struggles underlie any speech act, discourse move, or verbal interaction, be it in face-to-face conversations, online tweets or political debates. This book provides a clear and accessible introduction to the topic of language and power from an applied linguistics perspective. It is clearly split into three sections: the power of symbolic representation, the power of symbolic action and the power to create symbolic reality. It draws upon a wide range of existing work by philosophers, sociolinguists, sociologists and applied linguists, and includes current real-world examples, to provide a fresh insight into a topic that is of particular significance and interest in the current political climate and in our increasingly digital age. The book shows the workings of language as symbolic power in educational, social, cultural and political settings and discusses ways to respond to and even resist symbolic violence.

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