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ERIC Number: ED314942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 38
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Critical Linguistics: A Starting Point for Oppositional Reading.
Janks, Hilary
This document focuses on specific linguistic features that serve ideological functions in texts written in South Africa from 1985 to 1988. The features examined include: naming; metaphors; old words with new meanings; words becoming tainted; renaming or lexicalization; overlexicalization; strategies for resisting classification; tense and aspect; modality; voide; ambiguity; negation; indirect speech, free indirect speech, and direct speech; sequence; logical organization of a text; and turn-taking, interruption, and topic control. These examples provide insight into the relationship between language and the power structure in South Africa, and underscore the need for oppositional reading, which concentrates on how a text has been constructed and in whose interest. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa