Language and power definitions

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  • LANGUAGE & POWER TERMS
    • POLITICAL POWER: power held by those with the backing of law
      • PERSONAL POWER: power held by individuals as a result of their roles in organisations
      • SOCIAL GROUP POWER: power held as being a member of a dominant social group
    • INSTRUMENTAL POWER: Power used to maintain and enforce authority
      • INFLUENTIALPOWER: Power used to influence and persuade others.
    • POWER IN DISCOUSE: The focus on social and ideological reason behind the enactment of power
    • POWER ASYMETTRY:A marked difference in the power status of individuals involved in discourse
    • UNEQUAL ENCOUNTER: Highlighting the power one speaker has over the other
    • POWERFUL PARTICIPANT: Speaker with a higher degree of status therefore has more power
    • LESS POWERFUL PARTICIPANT: Has contraints put on them as they have less status
    • CONSTRAINTS: Powerful participants may block or control the conversation
    • FORMULATION: Rewording of anothers contribution
    • SMALL TALK: Talk that is geared towards establishing relationships
  • IDEOLOGY: A set of belief systems or attitudes held by an individual or group.
    • LANGUAGE & POWER TERMS
      • POLITICAL POWER: power held by those with the backing of law
        • PERSONAL POWER: power held by individuals as a result of their roles in organisations
        • SOCIAL GROUP POWER: power held as being a member of a dominant social group
      • INSTRUMENTAL POWER: Power used to maintain and enforce authority
        • INFLUENTIALPOWER: Power used to influence and persuade others.
      • POWER IN DISCOUSE: The focus on social and ideological reason behind the enactment of power
      • POWER ASYMETTRY:A marked difference in the power status of individuals involved in discourse
      • UNEQUAL ENCOUNTER: Highlighting the power one speaker has over the other
      • POWERFUL PARTICIPANT: Speaker with a higher degree of status therefore has more power
      • LESS POWERFUL PARTICIPANT: Has contraints put on them as they have less status
      • CONSTRAINTS: Powerful participants may block or control the conversation
      • FORMULATION: Rewording of anothers contribution
      • SMALL TALK: Talk that is geared towards establishing relationships

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