Discourse(s), social construction and language practices : in conversation with Alvesson and Karreman
Bargiela-Chiappini, Francesca. (2011) Discourse(s), social construction and language practices : in conversation with Alvesson and Karreman. Human Relations, Vol.64 (No.9). pp. 1177-1191. ISSN 0018-7267Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726711408366
This piece seeks to extend a conversation that Alvesson and Karreman started in 2000 from the pages of Human Relations and are continuing in their 2011 article; a conversation that is of great interest well beyond management and organization studies. Through a linguistics perspective that is attentive to the peculiarities of the discourse vocabulary but also seeks to probe aspects of its conceptual import, I will explore the significance of understandings of discourse circulating within the social sciences. I will continue with reflections on select difficulties raised by 'social construction-unlimited' before highlighting some of the benefits of a social semiotic approach to ethnographic research centred on the concept of indexicality. I will conclude with an invitation to 'bring the researcher back', in an embodied engagement with the field that can help put discourse in 'its right place'.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Discourse analysis, Anthropological linguistics, Indexicals (Semantics), Social constructionism|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Human Relations|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 1177-1191|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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