Volume monográfico da revista Agália: Língua, desigualdade e formas de hegemonia

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Agalia104A revista Agália. Revista de Estudos na Cultura, publicação semestral da Associaçom Galega da Língua, dá à luz o número monográfico 104 (com data de 2º semestre de 2011) Língua, desigualdade e formas de hegemonia, coordenado por Celso Álvarez Cáccamo. O número inclui os seguintes trabalhos:

  • Nota da Redação (pp. 5-9)
    Roberto L. I. Samartim e Felisa Rodríguez Prado
  • [Texto de abertura] Contra o capitalismo linguístico: perante a crise da língua na Galiza (pp. 11-28)
    Celso Álvarez Cáccamo
  • A(s) política(s) linguística(s) galega(s) sob a lente da teoria crítica do reconhecimento (pp. 29-53)
    Arturo de Nieves Gutiérrez de Rubalcava
  • Falar em português para falar com as pessoas. Um estudo de caso (pp. 55-78)
    Cristina Sá Valentim
  • Papel do português em Timor-Leste (pp. 79-99)
    Regina Brito
  • Reflexões em torno de sexo, género, língua e literatura. Questões culturais de hegemonia (pp. 101-121)
    Helena Rebelo
  • Sexo e linguagem. Identidades em relevo em afixos superlativos: uma análise dos afixos super-, -íssimo, -ésimo e -érrimo nas colunas de esporte e sociedade do jornal O povo online (pp. 123-140)
    João Felipe Barbosa Borges
  • Consensos excludentes, autoritarismos informais, poderes comunicacionais (pp. 141-153)
    Vania Baldi

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e-cadernos CES 16: A manipulação xenófoba e política dos direitos das mulheres

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e-cadernos CES 16Sai à luz o número 16 dos e-cadernos CES, publicação trimestral de acesso livre do Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra. O número é um monográfico sobre A manipulação xenófoba e política dos direitos das mulheres, coordenado por Júlia Garraio, Mihaela Mihai e Teresa Toldy. Eis o índice de conteúdos, com vários trabalhos de análise dos discursos sobre as mulheres (ligações aos textos em PDF; ligação para o número completo no final):


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Cap: Proximization. The Pragmatics of Symbolic Distance Crossing

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Piotr Cap (U. of Lodz). Proximization: The Pragmatics of Symbolic Distance Crossing. John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 2013. 220 p.

Cap 2013"This book proposes a new theory (“proximization theory”) in the area of political/public legitimization discourse. Located at the intersection of Pragmatics, Cognitive Linguistics and critical approaches, the theory holds that legitimization of broadly consequential political/public policies, such as pre-emptive interventionist campaigns, is best accomplished by forced construals of virtual external threats encroaching upon the speaker and her audience’s home territory. The construals, which proceed along spatial, temporal and axiological lines, are forced by strategic deployment of lexico-grammatical choices drawn from the three domains. This proposal is illustrated primarily in the in-depth analysis of the 2001-2010 US discourse of the War-on-Terror, and secondarily in a number of pilot studies pointing to a wide range of further applications (environmental discourse, health communication, cyber-threat discourse, political party-representation). The theory and the empirical focus of the book will appeal to researchers working on interdisciplinary projects in Pragmatics, Semantics, Cognitive Linguistics, Critical Discourse Studies, as well as Journalism and Media Studies."

Coulmas: Writing and Society

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Writing and Society: An Introduction, by Florian Coulmas. Cambridge University Press, 2013.

WritingAndSocietyHow does writing relate to speech? What impact does it have on social organisation and development? How do unwritten languages differ from those that have a written form and tradition? This book is a general account of the place of writing in society. Drawing on contemporary and historical examples, from clay tablets to touchscreen displays, the book explores the functions of writing and written language, analysing its consequences for language, society, economy and politics. It examines the social causes of illiteracy, demonstrating that institutions of central importance to modern society are built upon writing and written texts, and are characterised by specific forms of communication. It explores the social dimensions of spelling and writing reform, as well as of digital literacy, a new mode of expression and communication posing novel challenges to the student of language in society.

de Saint-Georges & Weber (eds.): Multilingualism and Multimodality. Current Challenges for Educational Studies

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multilIngrid de Saint-Georges & Jean-Jacques Weber, eds. Multilingualism and Multimodality. Current Challenges for Educational Studies. Sense Publishers, 2013. 212 pp.

"In the social sciences and humanities, researchers often qualify the period in which we are living as ‘late-modern’, ‘post-modern’ or ‘superdiverse’. These terms seek to capture changing conditions and priorities brought about by a new social order. This social order is characterized, among other traits, by an increased visibility of social, cultural and linguistic diversity, arising out of unprecedented migration and mobility patterns. It is also associated with the development of information and communication technologies, which in the digital era transform communication patterns, identities, relationships and possibilities for action.

Massip & Bastardas (eds.): Complexity Perspectives on Language, Communication and Society

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Àngels Massip-Bonet (Universitat de Barcelona) & Albert Bastardas-Boada (Universitat de Barcelona), eds. Complexity Perspectives on Language, Communication and Society. Springer, 2013. 255 p.

Massip-Bastardas 2013

"The “language-communication-society” triangle defies traditional scientific approaches. Rather, it is a phenomenon that calls for an integration of complex, transdisciplinary perspectives, if we are to make any progress in understanding how it works. The highly diverse agents in play are not merely cognitive and/or cultural, but also emotional and behavioural in their specificity. Indeed, the effort may require building a theoretical and methodological body of knowledge that can effectively convey the characteristic properties of phenomena in human terms."

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Moyer: Foreign accent. The phenomenon of non-native speech

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Foreign Accent: The Phenomenon of Non-native Speech, by Alene Moyer. Cambridge University Press, 2013.

ForeignAccent"To what extent do our accents determine the way we are perceived by others? Is foreign accent inevitably associated with social stigma? Accent is a matter of great public interest given the impact of migration on national and global affairs, but until now, applied linguistics research has treated accent largely as a theoretical puzzle. In this fascinating account, Alene Moyer examines the social, psychological, educational and legal ramifications of sounding 'foreign'. She explores how accent operates contextually through analysis of issues such as: the neuro-cognitive constraints on phonological acquisition, individual factors that contribute to the 'intractability' of accent, foreign accent as a criterion for workplace discrimination, and the efficacy of instruction for improving pronunciation. This holistic treatment of second language accent is an essential resource for graduate students and researchers interested in applied linguistics, bilingualism and foreign language education."