Opposition in discourse: the construction of oppositional meaning.

Sharma, Saumya (2018) Opposition in discourse: the construction of oppositional meaning. Language and Language Teaching, 7 (1). ISSN 2277-307X

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Lesley Jeffries looks at a hitherto underresearched but over-used phenomenon, namely, the creation of opposites in language. Unlike works that begin with a theoretical exposition, Jeffries begins with a few examples from different genres, setting the tone and thematic concern of the book. The first example, taken from the British political elections, draws on the opposition between being British and being Black. Jeffries states that opposites are manufactured in a discourse with an ideological agenda while the subsequent example from poetry emphasizes that opposites are often used by poets as a structural device.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Sharma, Saumya
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Uncontrolled Keywords: researched phenomenon creation language
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/1911
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