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  • Nationalism, Gender and the War Discourse

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    one of the major contextual factors leading to rapid changes in media discourse. During periods of conflicts, the media are characterised by a heightened emphasis on a clear division between “us” – the goodies and “them” – the baddies (Bugarski 1997). In particular, a “polarising logic of war discourse” (Pankov, Mihelj and Bajt 2011, p. 1044) is deliberately formed by conflating various forms of nationalism and other discourses of identity, such as gender and age (ibid), with the intent to create

  • Lali

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    visual semiosis), have an influential effect on the reactions and behavioral patterns of this group of people. Semiosis in the representation and self-representation of social practices constitutes “discourses” Discourses are diverse representations of social life( Fairclough 2000b). The Social discourse isa representation of the African American which the teacher herself encourages this and combine the request of body language with verbal speech. Examples such as “ Now, show with body language

  • Althusser's Work On Identity And The Development Of Identity

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    parts constituting identity conceptualisation are discussed in between the explanation of the ‘discursive view’. Later moving on to the discussion of the current work on identity from a more dynamic discourse analytical angles. 1. The discursive approach to identity - an overview The development of discourse study and the attribution of growing movements from

  • Stuart Hall - Encoding and Decoding

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    Works Cited Barthes, Roland. 1977. "Rhetoric of the Image" (1964). In Image/Music/Text, trans. Stephen Heath. New York: Hilland Wang. (A synopsis of this important paper is offered on the COMS 441 Web site.) Hall, Stuart. 1974. "The Television Discourse--Encoding and Decoding." In Studies in Culture: An Introductory Reader, ed. Ann Gray and Jim McGuigan. London: Arnold, 1997, pp. 28-34. ---. 1980. "Encoding/Decoding." In Paul Morris and Sue Thornton (eds.), Media Studies: A Reader. 2nd edn. Washington

  • Power and Discourse Analysis

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    Power use is around us whether noticed or not. Power in Discourse Analysis is a medium to achieve an end. The end is for stronger of the two sides of the discourse. Power in discourse analysis is the use of language in a discourse allowing the person who acquires knowledge and high status in the discourse takes control of the discourse thus having the higher power. In the following paragraphs, I will discuss nature of power argued in Discourse Analysis, attempts made to define ‘power’ in social research

  • Effective Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners

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    ” The ELLs in this classroom reported being “frustrated” and often did partner work with special education or other non-mainstream peers. The second teacher modeled through her teaching how to position ELLs as important members of her learning community. She believed teaching ELLs was her responsibility and she tried many strategies to meet the diverse needs of her learners. She attempted to embrace her students’ cultural differences by asking them questions about their native culture. She also

  • A Teaching Subject Joseph Harris Analysis

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    telling stories to other people. This ‘language’ is a way ‘we’ understand, organize, and relate to, making the chaos of our communities and lives coherent. In a writing environment that is loose and for the most part free we can slow down this articulation process in order to become increasingly and critically conscious of the meanings we assign to our experiences and communities in which we belong. It makes people think more about what they want to say and how they are saying it. When one engages

  • James E. Porter’s Idea of Originality in Intertextuality and the Discourse Community

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    the quality of the ideas that I am writing. However, I have noted that most of my ideas and opinions are probably based on somebody else’s work I might have read before. Therefore, is it not plagiarism? In the article “Intertextuality and the Discourse Community,” James E. Porter challenges the idea of what plagiarism truly is. He states that it is almost impossible to write without committing some sort of plagiarism. Instead, Porter introduces the concept of intertextuality, which he describes as the

  • conceptual analysis

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    The final paper will primarily engage with ‘feminist critical discourse analysis’ (Lazar 2010:141-142) that derives from Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), an interdisciplinary approach influenced by Norman Fairclough, Teun A. van Dijk and other contributors (Wodak & Meyer 2009:3). Lazar engages directly with feminist discourse analysis to highlight the complex relationship between power and ideology. This will be explored when analysing the heteronormative social order versus the representations

  • Transferring Knowledge

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    strategies to transfer knowledge that has been gained to other events in our lives. Learning about the structures of discourses and how writing is constructed specifically to the context by which the writing is produced in is a very valuable skill which can be transferred to many other situations I may face in my future. The process by which writing is begun, knowing how discourse communities function, and understanding the metacognitive approach to writing will serve useful in my future in future courses