Veranstaltungen

On democratization and change in institutional power discourse

Democratization has been described as the “reduction of overt markers of power asymmetry” (Fairclough 1992: 98). Reber (2021) has studied how practices of quoting serve to (de)construct power at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs), a parliamentary session with the Prime Minister at the British House of Commons, and how these practices have changed between 1978-2013. Our speaker, Dr. Elisabeth Reber: 1) shows how changing practices of quoting at PMQs can be related to democratization and argues that democratization may be linked to personalization. 2) Looking at another type of institutional discourse, she presents first steps into a new project on United States Supreme Court Opinions, which explores how power asymmetries are created from the early 20th century to today through linguistic and discursive practices.
Zeit
Mittwoch, 22.06.2022 18:00 Uhr - 20:00 Uhr
Themengebiet
Institutional Discourse, Diachronic Interactional Sociolinguistics, and Historical Linguistics; Lecture series "Democratisation and Power Structures"
Zielgruppen

Öffentlich

Studierende

Wissenschaftler*innen

Sprachen
English
Ort
Hörsaal 8
Reservierung
Nein
Veranstalter
Linguistics of English and Translation Studies
Kontakt

Prof. Dr. Svenja Kranich

skranich@uni-bonn.de

+49 (0)228 73-7625

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