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Discourse communities, so very many of them!

When first being asked to read author John Swales’ writing “The concept of Discourse Communities”, I honestly wasn’t sure of what I should expect. Of course I’ve heard about communities, but never… 546 more words


OS Allegiances

An old meme but still fun to look at…

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Perspective, Discourse and The Art of Wasting Time

There’s several things I’ve been writing on but have been unsure whether they really need to be said. Old arguments, to be sure, but I’ve felt the need to weigh in.  1,252 more words

Random Things

A great academic happening to talk about frames and metaphors

Yesterday I was organizing a half-day seminar entitled ‘Media framing and metaphor use in conflict: politics, science, sports’. It was a very interesting academic event to which around 25 students, postgrad and doctoral candidates, attended. 219 more words


Ideology v. discourse

In Michele Barrett’s book The Politics of Truth (Polity 1991), she gives a cogently written history of the term ideology, devoting about two-thirds of the book to this topic, before moving on to Foucault and his emphasis on discourse. 541 more words

On Not Liking to Argue with Christians

Hi, Gang!

I don’t like to argue. I mean, I really don’t like to argue, to the point where I will leave the room or change subjects or actually stop talking if I feel the conversation has become an argument. 630 more words