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History Does Re-actualize Itself: Intertextuality and Social Change

“There can be no statement that does not reactualize others.”  Norman Fairclough (1992), a linguistic, quotes Foucault in his book Discourse and Social Change.  In other words, nothing we say is completely new.  When we communicate, we are constantly recycling … Continue reading

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Stereotypes: Low Fidelity Digitization by the Mind

“Capturing” describes the process of selecting information by any machine.  It describes how a machine chooses, and in what form it receives, its information input.  How a camera “sees” and, subsequently, how it takes what it sees (aka information) and … Continue reading

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When can a token not be a token?: Indirectly legitimizing status discrimination through language

In his book “Discourse and Social Change” (1992) Norman Fairclough writes, “Discourse practices contribute to reproducing society as it is—explaining what is going on as well as transforming it.” He repeatedly emphasizes that as a foundational thought in sociolinguistics,  language, … Continue reading

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