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Methodologies/ Approaches in understanding Culture and Communication Text Analysis : what is being talked about? How do we understand a given stretch of text as a unit? What are some of the text-internal relationships? (example: many examples in the film on Advertising, Slim Hopes ) Conversation Analysis : Method of transcription. Discovering and naming recurring structures in conversation. Discourse as a Social-Interactional resource: joking, use of silences. (examples in Pomerantz and Fehr article) Sociolinguistic Research : Linguistic variation within a speech community. Looking at language change synchronically. Language is considered to reflect differences in speakers’ social and economic background and aspirations. (example: many examples in the film American Tongues ) Ethnopoetics : How formal features provide a structuring for texts, variable cross-culturally. Looking at aspects of performance in narrative. Looking at the rhetorical structuring of texts and how they influence meaning. Verbal Art. (example: poetry described in Veiled Sentiments )
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Syntagmatic and paradigmatic relationships: what we say by choices we make about how to say Meanings can be created in the following important two ways using language By being temporally or spatially connected to other (similar) elements. In a sentence words acquire meaning by being next to other words. I can’t draw a straight line without a ruler People must form a line if they want to be served I can’t remember a single line of that poem What is the line of argument you’re following? (what is underlined is what gives the particular meaning to ‘line’) (syntagmatic relationship, as in “syntactic” relations) By being understood in opposition to other (similar) elements that could have been used but were not. Paul is a
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