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authoritativeness therefore concerns the author’s voice, which includes aspects of his/her social position, opinions and beliefs, as well as his/her alignment with the logico-rhetorical conventions of their discourse community. Legitimization in discourse involves conceptual as well as linguistic aspects which can

In: International Review of Pragmatics

media genres. As for private individuals, this group obtains remarkable scores of SPU object usage in news programs (24 %), in which they often participate by invitation. Their discourse is generally oriented to explicitly argumentative interaction, having to voice their views and concerns about a

In: International Review of Pragmatics

-face, namely redressive and off -record, in their struggle for an expert identity, primarily because in the context of cross-examination, such strategies enabled the experts to directly or indirectly voice their response to previous face damaging utter- ances, instead of being silent on an issue (i.e. the

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fact that the words participants produce, contain various ‘voices’ and are loaded with recycled meanings. As such, they are not only responding to earlier discourses, but they also anticipate on texts that have not yet been produced. This connection between texts may be highlighted explicitly, for

In: International Review of Pragmatics
Beyond metro-, multi-, poly-, pluri- and translanguaging
Drawing on usage-based theory, neurocognition, and complex systems, Languaging Beyond Languages elaborates an elegant model accommodating accumulated insights into human language even as it frees linguistics from its two-thousand-year-old, ideological attachment to reified grammatical systems. Idiolects are redefined as continually emergent collections of context specific, probabilistic memories entrenched as a result of domain-general cognitive processes that create and consolidate linguistic experience. Also continually emergent, conventionalization and vernacularization operate across individuals producing the illusion of shared grammatical systems. Conventionalization results from the emergence of parallel expectations for the use of linguistic elements organized into syntagmatic and paradigmatic relationships. In parallel, vernacularization indexes linguistic forms to sociocultural identities and stances. Evidence implying entrenchment and conventionalization is provided in asymmetrical frequency distributions.

’s 1981 “animator”) of the company’s higher-order voice. On the other hand, institutional role, unless it is ritual at the same time, is at least latently present within any organisational interactional activity (Philips et al., 2004). Consequently institutional “roles” are long-term ones; e.g. a manager

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’s main claim or on a specific point. This guides the viewer to find arguments in support of some claim, even in absence of a voice-over (that is, in a non-verbal mode). The authors are interested in future analysis devoted to “how other modes besides the verbal and visual can be recruited for construing

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the years, this hypothesis had received support from numerous experimental studies. 23 In study after study, patients with schizophrenia performed poorly on ToM tests. Although concerns were voiced about the accuracy of such tests, especially false belief tasks, 24 many theorists nevertheless

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intonation and speaker commitment in reported speech seems to be an area which could benefi t greatly from psycholinguistic research. 5.2.1. Indirect Reports in Varying Voices In determining speaker-orientedness, a lot depends on the prosodic qualities of the indirect report and on the accompanying expressive

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knows what can happen”. The scene is then cut to a close-up of a Mophie phone and its battery lights on the phone’s back; a voice-over says: “With over a 100 % more battery power. Mophie. Stay Powerful”. The spot ends with a white text insert on a black background showing the company’s logo and the

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