Non-understanding as a heuristic to hypothesizing cultural models: a meta-oriented sociolinguistic strategy

Yamaguchi, Masataka (2009) Non-understanding as a heuristic to hypothesizing cultural models: a meta-oriented sociolinguistic strategy. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 13 3: 387-410. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9841.2009.00411.x

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Author Yamaguchi, Masataka
Title Non-understanding as a heuristic to hypothesizing cultural models: a meta-oriented sociolinguistic strategy
Journal name Journal of Sociolinguistics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1467-9841
1360-6441
Publication date 2009-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9841.2009.00411.x
Volume 13
Issue 3
Start page 387
End page 410
Total pages 24
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article is concerned with the development of an analytic strategy to construct U.S. cultural models of war and terrorism, which are ‘mediatized’ or significantly shaped by the media. Central to that strategy are repair cues to non-understanding as heuristics in intercultural encounters. These are applied to an inherently mediatized discursive ‘reality’ of war and terrorism. Theoretically, I synthesize sociolinguistic and anthropological perspectives into a ‘meta-oriented sociolinguistics’, which analytically focuses on the meta-dimension of discourse. The strategy is applied to a text on war and terrorism from the New York Times, to demonstrate its utility. Furthermore, I provide implications for enhancing validity in the ethnography of mediatized discourse. Specific to the findings of this article, I suggest that corpus studies of media discourse should be conducted on the metadiscursive keywords kamikaze, surprise attacks, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11 in particular temporal frames.
Keyword Analytic strategy
Cultural model
Interculturality
Media(tized) discourse
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Languages and Cultures Publications
 
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