Clusivity: A New Approach to Association and Dissociation in by Anna Ewa Wieczorek

By Anna Ewa Wieczorek

Facing the thoughts of inclusion and exclusion encoded linguistically, either implicitly and explicitly, this publication develops an unique framework for the research of those phenomena in political discourse. The procedure taken situates political discourse in a broader context of social and mental kinfolk among teams and their participants which effect the way during which the speaker's message is developed and construed by way of contributors. the current learn proposes a pragmatic-cognitive version which underlies and explains the conceptual illustration of belongingness and dissociation it when it comes to conceptual place of varied discourse entities within the Discourse area (cf. Chilton 2005). The version in query is anxious with 3 mechanisms which, mixed, shape a fully-fledged gear for the research of legitimising strength of organization and dissociation in political discourse via confident self and destructive different presentation strategies. the 1st of the mechanisms, point-of-view operations, has been first mentioned from the perspective proper to the goals laid out in the venture, e.g. in Bakhtin (1981); Gumperz (1982) or Voloshinov (1986) and later in e.g. Waugh (1995); Hanks (2005); Hunston and Thompson (2000); Groom (2000); Martin and White (2005) and Wieczorek (2009a,b, 2010). it's, notwithstanding, Vandelanotte's taxonomy of what he has dubbed Speech/Thought illustration (henceforth STR) that gives a useful perception into the subject material of this e-book. the unique categorisation has been revisited and redefined to account for the linguistic and cognitive dimensions of belongingness represented discursively through so known as viewpoint shifts and switches (cf. Wieczorek 2009 a, b, 2010). The time period concerning the second one mechanism, distanciation, is largely utilized within the literature inquisitive about media and globalisation experiences (e.g. Giddens 1981, 1990). the idea that mentioned the following, although, differs considerably, because it refers to a discursive approach whose target is to symbolize specific entities in Discourse area as spatially, temporally and/or ideologically distant. Distanciation is a typical discursive and cognitive response to dissimilarity and socio-ideological dissociation from principles, participants and teams that reason worry or oppose values and beliefs mostly held through in-group individuals. ultimately, proximisation, the 3rd of the model's parts, has been tremendously investigated as a cognitive-linguistic idea that brings specific entities conceptually nearer in spatial, temporal and/or ideological size of Discourse area (cf. Cap 2006, 2008, 2010; Chilton 2005, 2010). All in all, the goals of the current research are to: examine chosen clusivity markers and their program in electoral discourse as a legitimisation-driven technique of optimistic self and unfavorable other-presentation; research the 3 complementary parts of the version proposed; and, attempt the feasibility of the Perspective-Distanciation-Proximisation version (the PDP version) within the learn of electoral discourse in line with a set of roughly 30 speeches brought via Barack Obama among tenth February 2007 and 4th November 2008, in addition to different non-inaugural American and eu discourses. The research of the excerpts used to exemplify how the chosen mechanisms paintings ignores different features than the written textual content, ready for supply in entrance of a public. even supposing Barack Obama's pre-election speeches have been written by means of a staff of speechwriters, between others Jon. Feiphluo and Ben. Rhodes, instead of the candidate, no contrast is made the following among the author(s) and the speaker: the learn makes reference completely to the speaker as such, without reference to the quantity of contribution at the a part of speechwriters and Obama himself. the current examine is hence an primarily theoretical company which, notwithstanding, contains a entire

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According to Lim and Bowers (1991), for instance, the categories of “approach-based positive politeness” and “avoidance-based negative politeness” are mutually exclusive. Moreover, the politeness model wrongly assumes “that only one type of face can be threatened at any given time and that all 40 Chapter Three FTAs can be analysed by looking at de-contextualised speech acts” (Wilson et al. 1991/1992: 218 in Bargiela-Chiappini 2003: 1461). Politeness, according to Brown and Levinson (1987), is understood in terms of the speaker’s intention to redress any threat to the addressee’s and to his own face alike.

We’” (Daniel 2005: 18). Chen argues that in languages that do not have the dual number, like English, the inclusive first person plural pronoun “may include at least one other individual besides the addressee,” contrary to “exclusive first person plural (or dual or trial) [which] necessarily excludes the addressee” (2006: 2). However, the role of clusivity in discourse is by no means confined to the first person plural. Quite a number of linguistic studies consider the concept as a general phenomenon encompassing such linguistic forms that express inclusive and exclusive reference by means of the first person.

In fact, the model of politeness proposed by Brown and Levinson has received a great deal of criticism. According to Lim and Bowers (1991), for instance, the categories of “approach-based positive politeness” and “avoidance-based negative politeness” are mutually exclusive. Moreover, the politeness model wrongly assumes “that only one type of face can be threatened at any given time and that all 40 Chapter Three FTAs can be analysed by looking at de-contextualised speech acts” (Wilson et al. 1991/1992: 218 in Bargiela-Chiappini 2003: 1461).

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