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Language and Power - How Power Influences Language: A conversation analysis on the TV – show "Breaking Bad"
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Power displays itself through talk-in-interaction in social situations; it can also present itself through appearances. Appearance is a personal feature that is immediately obvious and available to others to see. A person’s appearance makes a strong statement about ones values, attitude, abilities etc. People display power through different modalities of talk-in-interactions. This study investigates the linguistic tools that people with power tend to use and how a normal everyday person can change their social status by changing and giving out different linguistic signals. Tracing the patterns of what the verbal cues of power is and describes how an everyday character mastered the relationship between language and power.

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2015. , 19 p.
Keyword [en]
Power, Language, Fiction, Conversation Analysis
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27899OAI: diva2:838972
Subject / course
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2015-07-02 Created: 2015-07-01 Last updated: 2015-09-18Bibliographically approved

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