Language and Power Theories

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1. Which of these did Fairclough say?

  • "Every discourse is a negotiation of power but only sometimes is all language a use of power"
  • "The CDA paradigm is not true"
  • "Every use of language is a use of power, every discourse is a negotiation of power"
  • "Every use of language is a use of power, but not every discourse is a negotiation of power"
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2. In Fairclough's theory of Critical Discourse Analysis, which of these a correct question in the CDA paradigm?

  • What is the meaning of speaker B's speech?
  • Who is the rudest?
  • Who gets to comment on what is said?
  • Why does person A talk the most?

3. Which of these is a correct example of 'Off-Record Indirect Politeness'?

  • "I had tried to call, but there was no answer..."
  • "I was wondering if..."
  • "So, is it okay if I borrow one?"
  • "Ooh! I want one of those!'

4. In what year did Brown and Levinson publish their theories of politeness?

  • 1974
  • 1980
  • 1987
  • 2001

5. Who created the face theory?

  • Giles
  • Goffman
  • Fairclough
  • Brown and Levinson

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