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Sociolinguistics, cognitivism and discursive psychology

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posted on 01.07.2014 by Jonathan Potter, Derek Edwards
This paper addresses the broad question of how work in sociolinguistics should be related to social theory, and in particular the assumptions about cognition that can underpin that relation. A discursive psychological approach to issues of cognition is pressed and illustrated by a reworking of Stubb's review of work on language and cognition. A discursive psychological approach is offered to the topics of racist discourse, courtroom interaction, scientific writing, and sexism. Discursive psychology rejects the approach to 'cognition' as a collection of more or less stable inner entities and processes. Instead the focus is on the way 'mental phenomena' are both constructed and oriented to in people's practices.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

International Journal of English Studies

Volume

3

Issue

(1)

Pages

93 - 109

Citation

POTTER, J. and EDWARDS, D., 2003. Sociolinguistics, cognitivism and discursive psychology. International Journal of English Studies, 3 (1), pp.93-109.

Publisher

© Servicio de Publicaciones. Universidad de Murcia.

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VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2003

Notes

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ISSN

1578-7044

eISSN

1989-6131

Language

en

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