Affect-ing discourse: Towards an embodied discourse analytics

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Show simple item record Poynton, C Lee, A 2012-10-12T03:35:37Z 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Social Semiotics, 2011, 21 (5), pp. 633 - 644
dc.identifier.issn 1035-0330
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract The contemporary retheorisation of affect is impacting on an increasingly wide range of disciplines/inter-disciplines in the human sciences. Of particular relevance for this paper are, on the one hand, the emphasis on embodiment and, on the other, the ideas of flow, intensity and contagion. Together, these challenge traditional views of affect as equivalent to emotion, emanating from the self and ending at the boundary of the self. Discourse studies has not yet been significantly influenced by the affective turn now taking place within social and cultural theory. It has largely maintained, albeit implicitly, the traditional view of affect. Yet, if all human interaction is inflected with affect, in the sense indicated above, a different model of discourse seems called for. This paper aims to make a contribution to the development of a new affect-ed discourse analytics by identifying a variety of linguistic and discursive phenomena that could contribute to such a project. We draw primarily on the work of linguistics, bringing to notice a range of phenomena that may be unfamiliar either because of their technicality or because of the problematic status of linguistics in much cultural theory. The paper proceeds via a brief genealogical account of current affect theory to note a range of language phenomena that have been or can be read in terms of individual feeling and suggests an analysis of several forms of interaction re-read in terms of affective contagion. This section of the paper constitutes a preliminary inventory of components of an affect-ed discourse analytics.
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1080/10350330.2011.578799
dc.title Affect-ing discourse: Towards an embodied discourse analytics
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Social Semiotics
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.volume 21
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 633 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 644 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.for 2001 Communication and Media Studies
dc.for 2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture
dc.personcode 930409
dc.percentage 34 en_US Other Language, Literature and Culture en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords affect, language, embodiment, discourse en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Education Group
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history Education Group (ID: 324)

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