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Title: Sociolinguistics, cognitivism and discursive psychology
Authors: Potter, Jonathan
Edwards, Derek
Keywords: Conversation analysis
Courtroom interaction
Scientific discourse
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: © Servicio de Publicaciones. Universidad de Murcia.
Citation: POTTER, J. and EDWARDS, D., 2003. Sociolinguistics, cognitivism and discursive psychology. International Journal of English Studies, 3 (1), pp.93-109.
Abstract: 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.
Description: Published in the electronic edition of the magazine under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain License. You can copy, use, disseminate, transmit and publicly display published material, provided that: i) there is acknowledgment of the author and original source of publication (journal, publisher, and URL of the work), ii) and it is not used for commercial purposes; iii ) and the existence and specifications of this license is mentioned.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15080
Publisher Link: http://revistas.um.es/ijes/article/view/48531/46481
ISSN: 1578-7044
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