Theoretical Frameworks for Linguistic Negotiations of Identity

Daniel Lefkowitz

in Words and Stones

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780195121902
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788347 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics

 Theoretical Frameworks for Linguistic Negotiations of Identity

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This chapter theorizes several metaphors — negotiation, hybridity, and resistance — that are featured in the discussion of identity. It argues for a theoretical convergence around a notion of discourse that links linguistic analysis of language, as it is actually used in contexts of face-to-face interaction to anthropological analysis of the deployment of power in the interplay between structure and agency in social process.

Keywords: discourse; negotiation; hybridity; resistance; play; dialogue; power; Israelis

Chapter.  13478 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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