저희 서울대학교 인류학과 BK교육연구단에서는 Boston College의 Stanton Wortham 교수님을 모시고 < Beyond Micro and Macro: Discourse Analysis across Speech Events >라는 제목의 강연을 개최합니다. 본 강연은 미국 초등학교 교실에서의 실제 언어인류학적 장면들을 토대로 미시-거시를 가로지르는 담론분석의 목표 및 방법을 배우는 귀한 시간이 될 것입니다. 언어인류학뿐 아니라 교육, 언어분석에 관심있는 많은 분들의 성원 부탁드립니다.
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Beyond Micro and Macro:
Discourse Analysis across Speech Events
일시: 2022년 9월 21일 (수) 16:00-17:30
장소: 서울대학교 사회과학대학 16동 349호 국제회의실
Anthropologists have long been concerned with “discourse” whether conceptualized as part of large-scale systems that produce social structures or as small-scale sign usage that comprises social interaction. “Discourse analysis” is often seen as “microanalytic,” focused on small scales of discursive activity within discrete “speech events.” Such an approach is typically complemented by “macroanalytic” approaches that focus on more extensive processes and institutions. Much work in anthropology adopts a “micro-macro dialectic,” in which purportedly homogeneous “macro” processes constrain events and actions, while being simultaneously constituted by “micro” events and actions. However, once we move beyond the speech event to study processes that take shape across events, we see that a micro-macro account does not suffice. Recent theoretical and empirical work has argued that many important social processes can only be understood if we move beyond single speech events to analyze pathways across linked events. Scholars in linguistic anthropology and related disciplines have been exploring how discourse connects across speech events, how signs travel across pathways of events, and how events link to each other at various scales. This work has shown how linked speech events are essential to social life. Social identities, for example, have often been seen as characteristic positionings or representations that occur in discrete speech events and then recur. It has now become clear, however, that social identification requires linkages across events. These pathways across linked events represent a new unit of analysis. This presentation illustrates how discourse analysis can be done across speech events, with detailed examples.