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This topic is concerned with how language stands for things in the real world and how language is able to affect our impressions of things in the real world. There is therefore some overlap here with concepts such as language and thought and some power issues in language (NB: theories relating to the effect of power/status on interaction will be found in the guide to discourse, speech and pragmatics). This whole topic is highly conceptual, requiring considerable engagement with theory. Although some of this theory is not explicitly tested...[ read full article ] »
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