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Advances in Image and Video Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Argumentation and Advocacy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Discourse Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
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Discourse Studies
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.912
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 34  
 
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 1461-4456 - ISSN (Online) 1461-7080
Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [1176 journals]
  • Challenges in recognizing and facilitating disclosures of intimate partner
           violence in customer service calls about maintenance support

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      Authors: Helena Tegler, Stina Fernqvist, Marie Flinkfeldt
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Separated parents in Sweden need to sort out child maintenance themselves unless there are ‘special reasons’, such as experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV), in which case the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (SSIA) may function as an intermediary. In such cases, the parent must disclose their experiences for institutional assessment. This study uses conversation analysis (CA) to examine 132 phone calls between parents and SSIA officers, examining how parental conflict and possible violence is brought up and responded to. The analysis shows how parents describe cooperative problems in non-specific terms, incrementally adding information that makes possible violence inferentially available, rendering it difficult for case officers to distinguish IPV from post-separation conflicts. Case officers typically respond minimally and do not encourage further tellings, which means that IPV may go unnoticed. The study highlights the need for training in how to recognize possible IPV and how to facilitate such disclosures.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2023-01-19T09:30:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221150140
       
  • On the moral grounds of professional argumentative talk: English-mediated
           talk in Iranian PhD dissertation defences

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      Authors: Ahmad Izadi
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This paper reports on two anomalous cases of intervention in two English-medium dissertation defence sessions in Iran. The first is an intervention by a co-supervisor to take side against his co-supervisor as well as to adversely retort to an examiner, pulling rank over him. The second case echoes frequent interventions by an examiner to defend the candidate against his co-examiner. The paper argues that behind this manifestation of such stark disagreements lies a moral judgement that overrides other considerations. While such interventions pose great challenges to the participants’ interpersonal relationships and lead to a great deal of face-loss and humiliation for the object of intervention, their practice is warranted by interveners to tackle a moral issue. The paper argues that invoking moral order in claims to specialised knowledge is an integral part of professional practice and are influential in the many ways that professional identities are co-constructed in situ.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-11-09T10:05:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221136258
       
  • Delineating categories in verbal interaction

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      Authors: Jack Bilmes
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The two purposes of this paper are to define the scope of the analytical concept of category and to consider the use of categories in talk. I start by discussing different ways that the concept of category is used in fields such as linguistics and philosophy and arguing that the concept should not be limited to categories of person. I then argue that for a conversation analytic approach to discourse, what is important is that an item is treated by participants either as a category with members or as a member of a category. Next, I examine how structures of categories and category members are built by participants through their talk. Finally, I consider doing definitions as a specific activity which can be accomplished in talk through the construction of categories.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-10-20T04:41:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456211022084
       
  • Offensive, hateful comment: A networked discourse practice of blame and
           petition for justice during COVID-19 on Chinese Weibo

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      Authors: Ying Jin, Dennis Tay
      First page: 3
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Using data from user comments to the official social networking account of the Hubei Red Cross Foundation on a participatory web platform, this study attends to the offensive and hateful comments produced by ordinary Internet users to blame the elite authorities for their malfeasance in managing the donation during the COVID-19 in China. Drawing on Discursive Psychology, we focus on the rhetorical strategies that users employ to legitimise their actions as well-founded evidential blame against a norm-breaking act rather than radical extremist speech. The associated hatred among discussants are moral, social judgements. That said, hate speech also helps construct the moral standards of a normalised society.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-10-11T06:42:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221129485
       
  • Ageism in job interviews: Discreet ways of building co-membership through
           age categorisation

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      Authors: Federica Previtali, Pirjo Nikander, Johanna Ruusuvuori
      First page: 25
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This article investigates how age categorisation and prejudicial use of age are mobilised in talk by job applicants during job interviews and how recruiters affiliate with these. The institutional goal of recruitment is to ensure an unbiased process and evaluation, nevertheless, ageism against older workers emerges as unchallenged and culturally acceptable in authentic job interviews. In line with the discursive psychology (DP) approach, the analysis focuses on -isms as discursively constructed and categories as resources to accomplish social actions. A case study is conducted based on video recordings of 24 real job interviews held at an Italian staffing agency and analysed through membership categorisation and conversation analysis. The analysis provides evidence of how job applicants resort to age co-membership with recruiters to achieve affiliation – or remedy misalignment – by complaining about older workers. The study contributes to DP’s re-specification of prejudices as interactional practices and links microanalysis to macro phenomena, such as ageism, through categorisation practices.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-09-14T04:42:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221118770
       
  • On granularity of doing other-initiation: Nǐ yìsi shì X ‘Your Meaning
           is X’ in Mandarin Chinese

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      Authors: Hui Guo, Guodong Yu
      First page: 51
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      This study examines Nǐ yìsi shì X ‘Your Meaning is X’ as a practice of doing other-initiation in Mandarin conversations, focusing on how it addresses different sources of troubles systematically in informing sequences. It is found that while ‘Nǐ yìsi shì’ signals the speaker’s having trouble with the prior informing turn, ‘X’ is deployed to locate different aspects of the trouble source, being shaped by how an informing emerges in talk-in-interaction. Specifically, when following a volunteered informing, ‘X’ is usually built to clarify specific words or phrases in preceding informing, thereby treating a certain element as underspecified or ambiguous. However, when following a question-solicited informing, ‘X’ is typically constructed to work out what the provided information exactly conveys, indicating the whole informing turn/action is in some way problematic, inappropriate, or inapposite. In both cases, ‘Nǐ yìsi shì X’ serves as an OI, working to target different kinds of the trouble source, and simultaneously proposes a potential solution to it.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-08-20T05:09:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221118999
       
  • Sexual consent as an interactional achievement: Overcoming ambiguities and
           social vulnerabilities in the initiations of sexual activities

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      Authors: Simon Magnusson, Melisa Stevanovic
      First page: 68
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Sexual consent is advocated around the world to reduce sexual assault. The widespread affirmative consent model emphasizes a need for unambiguous consent. In this paper, we contribute to a deeper understanding of how ambiguities in the initiations of sexual activities are routinely solved to achieve consent. Drawing on conversation analytic research on joint decision-making, and a dataset of 80 cases of sexual initiation in contemporary TV-series and movies, we investigate the interactional practices by which sexual activities are presented as consensual and how consent is achieved across sequences of interaction. We found there to be social advantages of synchronous initiation, compared to sequential verbal initiations, which were associated with various social vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities could however be circumvented by two practices, each of which made use of a distinct combination of verbal and embodied resources. While ambiguities exist, our results oppose the idea of sexual consent as a practically hopeless and awkward endeavor. Instead, consent consists of joint action that is achieved through recognizable and systematic ways.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-08-18T04:57:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221119101
       
  • The situated deployment of the Italian presentative (e) hai. . ., ‘(and)
           you have. . .’ within routinized multimodal Gestalts in route mapping
           with visually impaired climbers

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      Authors: Monica Simone, Renata Galatolo
      First page: 89
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      Drawing on video-recorded data from pre-climbing route mapping with visually impaired climbers and a sight guide, this study uses conversation analysis to investigate the situated deployment of the Italian presentative (e) hai ‘(and) you have’ within locally routinized multimodal Gestalts. The study shows that the guide uses (e) hai to progress route mapping and engage the athlete in tactile actions that target specific features of the route. In this context, (e) hai is packaged with noun phrases, silent pauses, bodily movements, and touch. The arrangement of such syntactic and embodied components is shown to follow a recurrent trajectory in which, between (e) hai and its grammatical completion, syntactic suspension creates a dedicated slot for guide and athlete to physically attain the target object. Routine embeddedness of (e) hai within such arrangement is shown to provide specific affordances to the athletes to anticipate subsequent action and engage in its embodied implementation.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-10-29T04:51:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221126320
       
  • When a request turn is segmented: Managing the deontic authority via early
           compliance

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      Authors: Satomi Kuroshima
      First page: 114
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      By drawing on service encounter data in Japanese, this paper analyzes a previously undocumented request action initiated by a service provider to a client as a necessary step to provide the service. The service provider and their client, both exercising respective deontic rights, collaboratively construct a request turn in particular ways. In this case, due to the Japanese SOV word order, the service provider takes advantage of segmenting their request turn to allow the recipient clients to begin compliance, who thereby acquiesce to the service provider’s deontic authority at the earliest point. By bringing the request turn to completion after the client’s compliance while reflexively showing their deontic and beneficiary stances in the turn final component, the service provider displays commitment to balancing out their relative deontic status to the client.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-12-20T12:24:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221136975
       
  • Book Review: Arnulf Deppermann and Michael Haugh (eds), Action Ascription
           in Interaction

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      Authors: Yushun Yang
      First page: 137
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-12-20T06:14:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221143013
       
  • Book Review: Maria Cristina Caimotto and Rachele Raus, Lifestyle Politics
           in Translation: The Shaping and Re-shaping of Ideological Discourse

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      Authors: Keren Zhang
      First page: 139
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-12-20T06:11:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221142993
       
  • Book Review: Paula Pérez Sobrino, Jeannette Littlemore and Samantha Ford,
           Unpacking Creativity: The Power of Figurative Communication in Advertising
           

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      Authors: Mingjian Xiang
      First page: 141
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-12-20T06:10:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09579265221142977
       
  • Book Review: Elizabeth Closs Traugott, Ten Lectures on a Diachronic
           Constructionalist Approach to Discourse Structuring Markers

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      Authors: Shuhua Zhang
      First page: 144
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-12-20T06:13:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221143007
       
  • Book Review: James R Martin, Beatriz Quiroz and Giacomo Figueredo (eds),
           Interpersonal Grammar: Systemic Functional Linguistic Theory and
           Description

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      Authors: Feifei Liu
      First page: 146
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2022-12-20T06:15:51Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456221143014
       
  • ‘That’s what the dream says’: The use of normalizing
           devices in dream reports

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      Authors: Svetlana Bardina
      Abstract: Discourse Studies, Ahead of Print.
      The paper examines the discursive construction of dream reports. Based on a discursive constructionist approach, the study reviews problematic aspects of constructing dream narratives. Particularly, dream-tellers need to display the external character of their reports and to demonstrate that – although in their dreams they saw and did strange things – they are normal and reliable agents. Subsequently, particular ways in which people report on unrealistic content of their dreams are explored. For this purpose, the use of normalizing devices in dream reports published on dream-sharing websites is analyzed. The study demonstrates that several normalizing devices, including contrast structures and two-part structures – such as ‘At first I thought X. . . but then I realized Y’ and ‘I was just doing X… when Y’ – are employed in dream reports. The study also suggests that the proper use of these devices might possibly contribute to the trustworthiness of dream reports in everyday interaction.
      Citation: Discourse Studies
      PubDate: 2021-03-22T04:38:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14614456211001607
       
 
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