Analysing the Language of Discourse Communities by J. Cutting PDF

By J. Cutting

ISBN-10: 0080438938

ISBN-13: 9780080438931

ISBN-10: 0585473803

ISBN-13: 9780585473802

This article describes how the language utilized in social interplay evolves from the time the audio system first meet and turns into the in-group code of a given discourse neighborhood (in this example the tutorial community). so much reviews mentioned within the literature of the language of teams and intimates previously were international, obscure or unsystematic, and feature defined the language as a product at a given time; no systematic research looks to were conducted to keep on with throughout the interactions of people as they shape a gaggle, to find accurately how and why language adjustments over the years as assumed wisdom grows. the following, the writer specializes in the proper adjustments that happen with expanding wisdom over the years, and makes use of a longitudinal method of describe the language as a method.

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18012 BM Something like that you know. 18013 BM He's so = 18014 CM Medium level in shit and crap. 18015 BM (hehhehheh)((4)) ­» 18016 CM It's true though. —» 18017 CM The more you study the more you realise that there are no answers.  The first recorded line of a dialogue is most likely to be a continuation of an old topic, but it could also be a re­statement of the old topic in order to put the researcher in the picture, or a new topic started because recordees do not want their old topic to be taped.

The dimension of technicality was researched by Moscovici (1967) who found that a car specialist discussing cars with another specialist used a greater variety of words and more technical terms than with a non­specialist.  Familiarity with topic was investigated by Goldman­Eisler (1968) who showed that if a speaker was more familiar with a topic, his speech contained fewer pauses and a quicker articulation rate. Work on the dimension of abstraction was carried out by Lawton (1965) who found that the more abstract the topic, the more complex the grammatical structure.

The presence of "heh heh heh" obviously does not indicate that something funny has been said or even that something intended as serious has been taken as funny.  A student can say something amusing and his colleagues may just smile, outwardly or inwardly. The in­group 25 Analysis shows that the density of discourse units containing all forms of humour (calculated as a percentage of all discourse units) taken together drops dramatically in the middle of the course, and returns to the level of the beginning at the end (autumn: 9%, spring: 7%, summer: 9%).

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