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Linguistic Politeness

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION Over the last three decades, politeness has become one of the central discussions in pragmatic and sociolinguistic researches. A large number of theoretical, empirical books and articles about linguistic politeness that have been published, shows that politeness has become one of the most active areas of research in language use. Although the […]

Pages: 44 Words: 13274 Topics: Communication, Discourse, Human Communication, Language, Research, Scientific Method, Semiotics

How has the Development of the Internet Affected Media Regulation?

Media regulation is defined as the guidance or control of mass media by watchdogs and government via procedures, rules and laws in order to protect the public interest (Feintuck & Varney, 2006). It is commonly associated with print and broadcast news sources but the parameters of regulation have been continuously tested in recent years as […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2035 Topics: Discourse, Freedom of Speech, Mass Media, New Media, News, Public Policy
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Post Modenisim-Colonialisim-Structuralisim

AOBAKWE RAMOSU AND MARANG DUBE| 6/5/2010| POST MODERNISM/COLONIALISM/ STRUCTURALISM| This paper is going to focus on the post modernism, post colonialism and post structural theory. It is going to asses each theory separately and tries to reveal similarities between these theories in terms of their explanatory purposes they serve. In assessing each theory it will […]

Pages: 20 Words: 6070 Topics: Colonialism, Discourse, Postcolonialism, Postmodernism, Social Constructionism, Structuralism, Truth

Donald Trump’s Use of Uncivil Discourse through Twitter

Along with a changing society comes changes in communication. The age of television is segueing to the age of social media with the rise of platforms such as Twitter. No longer are the thoughts and ideas conveyed being guided, regulated or fact-checked by any overseeing organization or body, and nor is there any delay between […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2175 Topics: Communication, Discourse, Donald Trump, Reasoning, Social Media

Group of People

A discourse community is a group of people who share a set of discourses, understood as basic values and assumptions, and ways of communicating about those goals. Linguist John Swales defined discourse communities as “groups that have goals or purposes, and use communication to achieve these goals”. There are a very specific set of characteristics […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1163 Topics: Communication, Community, Discourse Community, Discourse, Human Communication, Learning, Semiotics, Social Media

New Modernism

With the demolition of Pruitt Igoe in 1976, modernism could be safely laid to rest. Architectures greatest movement was dead, along with its heroes. With no time to start again, architecture was left either to grasp onto the last vital strands of modernism or to completely reject modernisms central tenants (though movements moving out of […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1404 Topics: Discourse, Modernism, Postmodernism

Discourses of Rank in Shakespeare’s Othello

Foucault defined discourse as the ways of constituting knowledge, attached to the social practices, forms of subjectivity as well as the power relations that exist in the knowledge and relations between them. They circulate the nature of the body, unconscious and conscious mind as well as the emotional life of the subjects. Discourse provides the […]

Pages: 2 Words: 557 Topics: Discourse, Othello
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