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Overlexicalization

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Overlexicalization refers to the repetitions of words in order to emphasise a certain concept or definition. It is a process where words are used to persuade and accentuate something within discourse. Often, these words are quasi-synonymous - referring to the same thing in a slightly different tone - and give a sense of overcompleteness. Overlexicalization can be recognised when words are placed within a discourse which aims to persuade and cause to believe in something.

Junk News

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news spread that is only time-consuming and addicting but not relevant (Venturini, 2019)

Intertextuality

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Intertextuality occurs whenever we observe material from one text occur in other texts, explicitly as well as implicitly.

Indexicality

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Meaning that emerges out of text-context relations. Apart from (often) having a denotational meaning, linguistic and other signs are indexical in that they suggest metapragmatic, metalinguistic, metadiscursive features of meaning. Thus, an utterance may indexically invoke social norms, roles, identities.

Frame

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A frame is a set of meaningful signs connected to specific types of social action. Together they create a 'logic' of action and make the action understandable for those involved in it.

Formats

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Formats are recognizably patterned forms of behavior, subject to norms and judged accordingly by others.

Ethnography

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Ethnography can be defined as the small-scale study of human behavior through "clinical" observation and intersubjective participation.

Linguicism

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Linguicism is language discrimination or language racism, the discrimination of speakers of a certain language.

Discourse

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Discourse can be seen as language-in-action, something that is effectively used in communication.
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The ‘other goal’ in language and information policies

Article
Sjaak Kroon
08/09/2022
8 minutes to read

The domain of language and information practices is a meeting place of formal policies and norms from above and informal practices and norms from below. But who decides on such policies: governments, tech companies or practitioners?

Brabantish at Huis ter Heide

Being one of them: Participating in an online community while researching cultural heritage

Article
Jos Swanenberg
14/09/2022
8 minutes to read

How can researchers use social media to empower speakers of local dialects? In this article, Jos Swanenberg explains how Facebook and Instagram helped him to collect data on language variation, while simultaneously connecting with members of the community and handing back the accumulated knowledge.

It's Giving Gay? - On the discourse about Shawn Mendes' sexuality

Paper
Jitske Verhagen
06/05/2022
10 minutes to read

In this paper, the discourse that emerged as a result of Shawn Mendes saying 'it's giving Cher' in his Vogue Met Gala video will be analysed. A look will be taken into why this led to people thinking he must be queer.

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Being transracial: how fluid is the cultural category of race?

Paper
Iris Olde Hampsink
09/05/2022
13 minutes to read

This article analyzes the discourse surrounding transracial identities by examining the multimodal and indexical qualities of Oli London's YouTube video 'Being KOREAN...', a fan's 'coming out', and two anti-transracial comments.

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#Hexit: witches in Dutch political discourse

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Ruben den Boer
28/02/2022
13 minutes to read

Witches are hardly political figures, but their name and likeliness are used in Dutch political discourse, for example in the hashtag #hexit. So, what actually is the discursive function of witches is in Dutch political discourse?