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- Created on: 24-03-15 14:35
Power in discourse
Language used to show power.
Power behind dicsourse
Power of orginisations for example teachers
Power held by politicians e.g. the police and those working in the law.
Power of the language, making you to do something e.g. advertising, politics, media and culture. (wanting something without obvious force)
Enforceable- if we don't adhere penalties may be forced e.g. law, education, business and management.
Power as a result of occupation or role in an organisation.
Using knowledge and ideas to influence peopel e.g. teaching.
Power through physical actions, violence,skills,money, good or services.
A mared difference in the power ststus of individuals involved in discourse.
(Fairclough 2001) One speaker is less powerful than the other.
Higher status speaker
Less powerful participant
Less power speaker
Ways in which powerful participant may block or control the contribution of less powerful participant.
Social group power
Those who hold power as a result of social variables e.g. class, gender, and age. Typically (through not exclusively) white, middle-class men hold positions pf power.