9781472534781

Direct Speech, Self-presentation and Communities of Practice

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    9781472534781

  • ISBN10:

    1472534786

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-01-02
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

This book deals with speech representation in Greek adolescents' storytelling and investigates how members of different communities of practice present themselves and other characters as interactional protagonists through the stories they tell. The work puts forth a dynamic approach that examines (direct) speech representation at the local and the broader socio-cultural context in which it is embedded. The concept of community of practice accounts for direct speech variation, and direct speech is seen as the linguistic manifestation of shared repertoire of particular communities of practice. The book combines qualitative with quantitative methods of study and brings together relevant theories of speech representation, narrative analysis and self-presentation.

Author Biography

Sofia Lampropoulou is Lecturer in English Language at University of Liverpool, UK

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of tables
List of abbreviations
Transcription conventions
Introduction
Chapter 1: Speech Representation and Direct Speech
Chapter 2: Narrative and Self-presentation
Chapter 3: Data and Methods
Chapter 4: Distributions, Frequencies and Factors Affecting Direct Speech Variation
Chapter 5: Voice Representation, Gender and Dominant Discourses
Chapter 6: Self-presentation
Chapter 7: Self through Other-presentation
Overview and Conclusions
Appendix
References
Index

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