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Group ritual and relational work

Kádár, Daniel Z. and Bax, Marcel (2013) Group ritual and relational work. Journal of Pragmatics. ISSN 0378-2166

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This paper presents some preliminary insights into an important yet generally neglected discursive phenomenon which we define as ‘in-group ritual’. In-group ritual refers to ritual practices formed by relational networks. In terms of typology, in-group ritual represents a different type of ritual than ‘social ritual’, i.e. ritual which counts as ‘normative’ on a social level (see more on ritual typology in Kádár, 2013). Examining in-group ritual and, in particular, its relational functions, we endeavour to approach ritual language use from a discursive viewpoint; as we see it, such an approach is long overdue, as rituality is relatively ignored in pragmatics

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2012 13:53
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:15


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