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Pronouns of politics : the use of pronouns in the construction of 'self' and 'other' in political interviews

Bramley, Nicolette Ruth


Pronouns play a key role in the construction of ‘self’ and ‘other’. They are not merely a way of expressing person, number and gender as is suggested by traditional grammarians nor do they only do referential and deictic work. Rather, they must be thought of in the context of interaction and in terms of the ‘identity work’ that they accomplish. In this thesis, it is argued that pronouns are used to construct favourable images of themselves, and ‘others’.¶ The context of this study is the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001-12
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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