Me, you, and our shared interests: Deixis in expressing unity in opinion and persuasion texts

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Writers employ different methods to engage their audience to their text. Drawing on frameworks such as metadiscourse and evaluation, the presentation discusses the pragmatic and discoursal functions of deixis in terms of the setting and the reader. Writers with a persuasive purpose use space deixis to talk about the website or of the text itself, and pronouns to engage and make assumptions about their audience. This presentation focuses on the language of online forums and blogs, where a writer and their massive anonymous audience neither share a physical setting nor know each other personally, yet are assumed to at least share an topic of interest. The theoretical questions include, what are the pragmatic or discoursal purposes of deixis in expressing an opinion when it comes to online contexts? The answers are supported by empirical concordance data from a small-scale corpus on online opinion texts. The results suggest that expressions may be used with different frequency and with different meaning depending on the communicative purpose of the text.
Originalspråkengelska
StatusPublicerad - 24 maj 2018
MoE-publikationstypEj behörig
EvenemangModelling the linguistic architecture of English: theories and methods - University of Vigo, Vigo, Spanien
Varaktighet: 24 maj 201825 maj 2018
https://www.uvigo.gal/eventos/en/conference-modelling-linguistic-architecture/home/

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KonferensModelling the linguistic architecture of English: theories and methods
LandSpanien
OrtVigo
Period24/05/201825/05/2018
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Biri, Y. I. (2018). Me, you, and our shared interests: Deixis in expressing unity in opinion and persuasion texts. Artikel presenterad vid Modelling the linguistic architecture of English: theories and methods, Vigo, Spanien.