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Influential power
Gain power through influence e.g tv ads
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Instrumental power
Authority and power over others e.g judges
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Phatic language
(Koester 2004) language that is devoid of content but that supports social relationships
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Nexus
a cluster of connections
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Small talk
language concerned with establishing and maintaining inter-personal realationships
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Repressive discourse strategy
direct way of maintaning power relatoins (implicit)
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Oppressive discourse strategy
openly exercise power and control (explicit)
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Face
the image that we present of ourselves to others (Brown and Levinson)
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Positive politeness
show people they are liked or admired (Brown and Levinson)
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Negative politeness
show people you are avoiding intruding on the others personal life (Brown and Levinson)
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Occupational lexis
lexical items that are part of an occupations semantic field
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Restricted
language only used in a specific occupation
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Idiomatic expressions
phrases stolen from different expressions and used in everyday language
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Discourse structure
the internal structure of a text
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Discourse community
alternative term for community of practice
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Ethnography
the study of how a group of people communicate
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Inferential framewroks
Knowledge built up over time used to understand implicit meanings (Drew and Heritage 1993)
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Timestamp
date and time on a blog
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Authority and power over others e.g judges

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Instrumental power

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(Koester 2004) language that is devoid of content but that supports social relationships

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a cluster of connections

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language concerned with establishing and maintaining inter-personal realationships

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