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International Terrorism:Role ,Responsibility And Operation Of Media Channles, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr Nov 2008

International Terrorism:Role ,Responsibility And Operation Of Media Channles, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

"Terrorism" is a term that cannot be given a stable defintion. Or rather, it can, but to do so forstalls any attempt to examine the major feature of its relation to television in the contemporary world. As the central public arena for organising ways of picturing and talking about social and political life, TV plays a pivotal role in the contest between competing defintions, accounts and explanations of terrorism. Which term is used in any particular context is inextricably tied to judgemements about the legitimacy of the action in question and of the political system against which it is directed ...


Social Organizations As Reconstitutable Networks Of Conversation, Klaus Krippendorff Jan 2008

Social Organizations As Reconstitutable Networks Of Conversation, Klaus Krippendorff

Departmental Papers (ASC)

This essay intends to recover human agency from holistic, abstract, even oppressive conceptions of social organization, common in the social sciences, social systems theory in particular. To do so, I am taking the use of language as simultaneously accompanying the performance of and constructing reality (my version of social constructivism). The essay starts with a definition of human agency in terms of its linguistic manifestation. It then sketches several leading conceptions of social organization, their metaphorical origin and entailments. Finally, it contextualizes the use of these metaphors in conversation, which leads to the main thesis of this essay that the ...


The Role Of Recasts In The Interactions Of Native-Speakers Of English With Korean English Language Learners, Hyunjung Lee Jan 2008

The Role Of Recasts In The Interactions Of Native-Speakers Of English With Korean English Language Learners, Hyunjung Lee

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study partially replicates that of Braidi (2002). Like the original, it investigates occurrences and use of recasts, that is, reformulations of incorrect utterances, in relation to the number of grammatical errors in conversations of NSEs (Native Speakers of English) and NNSEs (Nonnative Speakers of English) and examines whether different types of tasks can affect the occurrences and use of recasts. In contrast to many previous studies, I examine here the occurrences of recasts in non-instructional interactions between NSEs and NNSEs.;Five dyads of American teaching assistants and Korean graduate students at Iowa State University participated in performing two different ...


Studying Identity And Agency: Cda, Interactional Sociolinguistics, Narrative Analysis, Grounded Theory, Barbara Johnstone Dec 2007

Studying Identity And Agency: Cda, Interactional Sociolinguistics, Narrative Analysis, Grounded Theory, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Studying Style And Legitimation: Critical Linguistics And Critical Discourse Analysis, Sean Zdenek, Barbara Johnstone Dec 2007

Studying Style And Legitimation: Critical Linguistics And Critical Discourse Analysis, Sean Zdenek, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Studying Entextualization And Controversy: Cda, Participant Observation, Computer-Aided Corpus Analysis, Barbara Johnstone Dec 2007

Studying Entextualization And Controversy: Cda, Participant Observation, Computer-Aided Corpus Analysis, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Discourse Analysis And Rhetorical Studies, Christopher Eisenhart, Barbara Johnstone Dec 2007

Discourse Analysis And Rhetorical Studies, Christopher Eisenhart, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.