Идентичность и дискурс: от социальной теории к практике лингвистического анализа
The article reviews various identity theories and analyses the ways these can be operationalized in textually oriented discourse analysis. Identity is seen as a complex and multifaceted category whose key defining features are the degree of agency of the subject, their identification with social roles and/or groups and categories, the degree of continuity of the self, and the ever-increasing role of semiotic resources both in constructing and enacting identities. A thorough consideration of various studies in discourse analysis makes it possible to argue that studies in social theory and those in discourse analysis complement each other as the finding from the latter generally support the claims of the former and, most importantly, can act as a source of additional empirical data for them. This gives further evidence for the idea of discourse being one element of the social firmly embedded in it as well as underscores the need for further integration of linguistic disciplines and social sciences.
The research applied for research abilities of critical discourse analysis for new religious movements’ analysis. A long tradition of religion research in social sciences had a lot of theoretical issues. In this paper we show how theory is used for empirical survey.
This paper deals with the metaphoric representation of the concept cash in professional discourse. It is based on the analysis of conceptual metaphors in English written texts produced by students majoring in economics. The paper focuses on the metaphor as a means of verbalizing special knowledge in a professional type of economic discourse. A comprehensive analysis, applied by the author, contributes to the development of a metaphoric model of the concept cash.
The artcile presents nominations for interpersonal status of communicators in different types of intercultural discourse. These depend on the level of professional competence and range along the scale "naive - specific".