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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.

Discourse

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Discourse can be seen as language-in-action, something that is effectively used in communication.
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'Dutch only at work’ : Discrimination or reasonable?

Paper
Meauraine van Gorp
04/01/2019
16 minutes to read

Language requirements at work: a form of discrimination or reasonable selection? The following article provides an analysis that helps to determine your opinion regarding this matter.  

Trumps Tweetopoetics

Column
Jan Blommaert
24/11/2018
6 minutes to read

Trump speaks in tweets. But his tweets are made for speaking too.

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Nigel Farage's British Identity

Article
I. Duque Femenía
04/12/2018
13 minutes to read

What do bell bottoms and nationalism have in common? The are both outdated…and apparently back in style. Nigel Farage uses British Identity in ways reminiscent of past decades, from introspective foreign policy to who counts as a national. Groovy?

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Twitter threads and supervernaculars

Article
Victoria Mohr
22/11/2018
10 minutes to read

This article utilizes Blommaert's concept of the supervernacular to analyze the communicative conventions of "Twitter threads" , and how they are mutually constructed by users and the restrictions of the platform. 

De vermoeide hyperbool en het einde van de beschaving

Column
Jan Blommaert
23/02/2018
5 minutes to read

We zien een inflatie van hyperbolen, die worden gebruikt in het publieke debat over kleinigheden. Wanneer we alles omschrijven als extreem, radicaal, of fundamenteel, dan is eigenlijk niets meer echt extreem, radicaal en fundamenteel.