The language and politics of exclusion: others in discourse

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Sage Publications, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 294 pages
This volume brings together articles that apply critical discourse analysis to texts and speech which contribute to the marginalizaton of minority groups. Studying both the fine detail of language use and the political values implicated by word choice, the contributors demonstrate the usefulness of linguistic perspectives in advancing the study of prejudice and social inequality.

Journalists and academics can contribute unwittingly to the marginalization and denigration of others. A better understanding of the ways in which discourses operate might contribute to the more efficient self-monitoring on the part of any writer. This book's in-depth look into the issue helps lead the way.

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Contents

The Rhetoric of Othering
1
Who Are They? The Rhetoric of Institutional
88
Sociopolitical
131
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Stephen Harold Riggins teaches in the Department of Sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has published books in the area of ethnic minority media and racism. He divides his time between St. John's and Toronto.