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From the many voices to the subject positions in anti-globalization discourse: Enunciative pragmatics and the polyphonic organization of subjectivity

Angermuller, Johannes (2011). From the many voices to the subject positions in anti-globalization discourse: Enunciative pragmatics and the polyphonic organization of subjectivity. Journal of Pragmatics, Vol.43(No.12) pp. 2992–3000.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2011.05.013
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Abstract

This contribution presents enunciative pragmatics as a methodological orientation to account for how written texts are contextualized in the act of reading. As an offspring of the pragmatic turn among French-speaking linguists, the enunciative approach is mobilized to analyze the cover page of a cartoon on the anti-globalization legend José Bové. Focusing on the complex interpretive problems of political discourse, the enunciative-pragmatic approach shows how readers construct subject positions following the text's complex indexicality. It reveals the polyphonic play of voices orchestrated by the enunciative markers. Therefore, enunciative pragmatics promises to bridge the gulf that separates text-based and process-oriented approaches to language in use as well as between micro- and macrosociological levels of analysis.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 Elsevier
Keywords: anti-globalization discourse; Attac; polyphony; poststructuralism; French enunciative linguistics
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > Languages
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
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Item ID: 60862
Depositing User: Johannes Angermuller
Date Deposited: 02 May 2019 12:52
Last Modified: 07 May 2019 10:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/60862
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