Power in Language

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Power Asymmetry
a marked difference between the power statuses of individuals involved in discourse
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Unequal encounter
one speaker holds more power than the other
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Powerful participant
a speaker with higher status in conversation and is able to control contributions of less powerful participants
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Less powerful participant
a speaker with less power in context, subject to constraints
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Constraints
ways in which powerful participants block or control contributions of less powerful participants
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Formulation
the rewording of a former contribution by a powerful participant to impose meaning or specific point
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IRF
initiation, response, feedback
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Practical Power (Fairclough)
Power through physical actions, violence, skills, money and goods
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Personal Power
Using power to influence people through personally nurturing or caring
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Position Power
Power gained from your position - often in a hierarchy
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Knowledge and Ideas Power
Using knowledge and ideas to influence
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Grice's Maxims
Quality
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Card 2

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one speaker holds more power than the other

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Unequal encounter

Card 3

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a speaker with higher status in conversation and is able to control contributions of less powerful participants

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Card 4

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a speaker with less power in context, subject to constraints

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Card 5

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ways in which powerful participants block or control contributions of less powerful participants

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