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Title:
Language and power : an introduction to institutional discourse
Author:
Mayr, Andrea, 1967-
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9780826487445

9780826487438
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London ; New York : Continuum, 2008.
Physical Description:
vi, 204 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series:
Advances in sociolinguistics
Series Title:
Advances in sociolinguistics
Contents:
Introduction : power, discourse and institutions / Andrea Mayr -- Discourses of higher education : enterprise and institutional change in the university / Andrea Mayr -- Prison discourse : enterprising managerialism in a total institution / Andrea Mayr -- News discourse I : understanding the social goings-on behind news texts / David Machin -- News discourse II : anti-racism and neo-liberalism in the British regional press / David Machin and Andrea Mayr -- Defence discourse I : the visual institutionalization of discourses in war monuments / Gill Abousnnouga and David Machin -- Defence discourse II : a corpus perspective on routine and rhetoric in defence discourse / Tony Bastow -- Conclusion : researching institutional discourse / Andrea Mayr with Tony Bastow.
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How language is used in institutions and how institutions generate language is a key concern of both sociolinguistics and social theory. This readable and comprehensive introduction to language and power in institutions combines theoretical reflection with a strong analytical focus. Covering a range of institutional discourses and settings, each chapter in Language and Power closely examines institutional discourse practices and provides detailed steps to the critical analysis of institutional discourse both linguistic and multimodal. This book is a long overdue contribution to the analysis of the way that institutions have the power to shape our thinking and understanding of the world and to construct identities. Key Features: *This book contains fascinating examples from a variety of institutional contexts, including academia, prison, media and the military *It brings together insights from (multimodal) critical discourse analysis, social theory, media studies and corpus analysis *It is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates doing sociolinguistics, media studies, communication and cultural studies


Table of Contents

Andrea MayrAndrea MayrAndrea MayrDavid MachinDavid Machin and Andrea MayrGill Abousnnouga and David MachinTony BastowAndrea Mayr and Tony Bastow
Notes on Contributorsp. vi
1 Introduction: Power, discourse and institutionsp. 1
2 Discourses of higher education: Enterprise and institutional change in the universityp. 26
3 Prison discourse: Enterprising managerialism in a total institutionp. 46
4 News discourse I: Understanding the social goings-on behind news textsp. 62
5 News discourse II: Anti-racism and neo-liberalism in the British Regional Pressp. 90
6 Defence discourse I: The visual institutionalization of discourses in war monumentsp. 115
7 Defence discourse II: A corpus perspective on routine and rhetoric in defence discoursep. 138
8 Conclusion: Researching institutional discoursep. 163
Appendixp. 178
Referencesp. 186
Indexp. 199