AILA 2005 Logo  showing the Monona Terrace in Madison Wisconsin Madison The 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Hosted by the American Association for Applied Lignuistics, July 24-29, Madison, WI, USA

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Thursday, July 28
9:25 AM - 9:55 AM
Monona Terrace: Hall of Ideas I
Picking on Stan: Teasing, face, and alignment in masculine discourse
Clay Butler, Baylor University
Program Summary:
This paper analyzes the discourse of four young men playing poker and the ways in which three of the informants use prosody, sarcasm, critical comments, and exclusionary references to isolate and alienate a fourth member – all in seemingly good fun. The findings describe oppositional alliances commonly found in masculine discourse.
Presentation Type: Paper
Area of Interest: Discourse analysis


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