Theories of identity and the analysis of face
Spencer-Oatey, Helen, 1952-. (2007) Theories of identity and the analysis of face. Journal of Pragmatics, Vol.39 (No.4). pp. 639-656. ISSN 0378-2166
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2006.12.004
This paper explores the insights that theories of identity can offer for the conceptualisation and analysis of face. It argues that linguists will benefit from taking a multidisciplinary approach, and that by drawing on theory and research in other disciplines, especially in social psychology, they will gain a clearer and deeper understanding of face. The paper starts by examining selected theories of identity, focusing in particular on Simon's (2004) self-respect model of identity and Brewer and Gardner's (1996) theory of levels of identity. Key features from these theories are then applied to the conceptualisation and analysis of face. With the help of authentic examples, the paper demonstrates how inclusion of these multiple perspectives can offer a richer and more comprehensive understanding of face and the frameworks needed for analysing it.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Facial expression, Identity (Psychology), Cultural relations, Self-consciousness (Awareness), Social rights, Linguistics -- Research, Social psychology, Pragmatics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Pragmatics|
|Official Date:||April 2007|
|Page Range:||pp. 639-656|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
Abrams, Dominic, Hogg, Michael, A. (Eds.), 1999. Social Identity and Social Cognition. Blackwell, Oxford.
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