Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Inter-cultural Communication (ICELAIC 2019)

A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Power Relationships in Institutional Talks

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Enyao Li
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Enyao Li
Available Online 14 February 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.191217.189How to use a DOI?
Keywords
institutional talk, power relationship, critical discourse analysis
Abstract
As a special form of conversation, the institutional talk has been described as characteristically asymmetrical in contrast to the ordinary conversational interaction between participants of equal status. On the basis of Fairclough’s three-dimensional CDA analytical model, the present study concentrates on the complex and invisible power relationships between the participants by probing into the grammatical features and the interactional conventions in institutional talks. Findings show that there are unequal power relationships between the participants in the talks. This study concludes by discussing the implications of the findings and proposing the suggestions for future research.
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AU  - Enyao Li
PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/02/14
TI  - A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Power Relationships in Institutional Talks
BT  - 6th International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Inter-cultural Communication (ICELAIC 2019)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 550
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SN  - 2352-5398
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