Quotation Nevala, Minna, Lutzky, Ursula. 2019. Pragmatic explorations of reference and identity in public discourses. In: Reference and Identity in Public Discourses, Hrsg. Ursula Lutzky and Minna Nevala, 1-16. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.




This introductory chapter sets the scene for the contributions to this volume which are all focused on the analysis of reference and identity in public discourses. In this chapter, we provide an initial overview of previous research findings on reference and identity, and thus offer a foundation on which the following chapters will build. The focus is on the study of identity that is constructed or represented in public discourses through reference markers or the discussion of linguistic and extralinguistic defining features. It is the purpose of this introduction to shed light on these discursive mechanisms behind historical and present-day identity construction, as well as to introduce the studies themselves.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Pragmatic explorations of reference and identity in public discourses
Title of whole publication Reference and Identity in Public Discourses
Editor Ursula Lutzky and Minna Nevala
Page from 1
Page to 16
Location Amsterdam
Publisher John Benjamins
Year 2019
Reviewed? Y
Open Access N


Lutzky, Ursula (Details)
Nevala, Minna (University of Tampere, Finland)
Department of Foreign Language Business Communication DP (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
6604 Applied linguistics (Details)
6606 Diachronic linguistics (Details)
6611 Linguistics (Details)
6633 Computational linguistics (Details)
6643 Synchronic linguistics (Details)
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