Language and Power Basics

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    • Catergories of Power
      • Practical: physical actions, violence, skill, money, goods.
      • Position: power gained from position in a hierarchy
      • Personal: personality, nurturing or caring
    • Status Markers that determine Power (unequal encounters)
      • Agenda setting and topic management
      • turn-taking, holding and seizing the floor
      • Forms of address
      • Phatic tokens
      • Utterance types and language
      • Directives


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