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Archiwum społeczne wykluczonych jako przedmiot badań lingwistycznych
Social archive of the excluded as a subject of linguistic research

Author(s): Artur Rejter
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Communication studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: discourse; discourse of exclusion; social archive; LGBT+; communication
Summary/Abstract: The subject of the work is a social archive of excluded groups of people and various possibilities of its academic research taking into account selected linguistic methods. As the issue of exclusion is not only a communicative but above all a socio-cultural one, both linguistic and sociological approaches to the concept of ‚discourse’ prove useful. Despite the fact that the problem of exclusion as the basic one in the context of identity, pluralism of attitudes, human rights etc. is central for discourses of the excluded, it is situated on a border of many different discourses, e.g. privacy and gender, but also media and official. Because of the specificity of certain communicative behaviors functioning in the area of discourse and its borderline character mentioned above, it is worth referring to the achievements of textology, especially linguistic genology, as well as to the contemporary – pragmatically oriented – stylistics. The complex nature of the discourse of the excluded and its actualization and manifestation makes it necessary to consider not only the corpus of verbal texts but also iconic messages. One should notice that social archive is unquestionably a very important source of analysis and interpretation of discourse of the excluded. The clearly diverse archival units gathered here can provide a comprehensive view of the issue under discussion.

  • Page Range: 99-108
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Polish