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The interaction between epistemicity and social rank on an online bulletin board

Pöldvere, Nele LU (2015) In Subjectivity and Epistemicity : Stance strategies in corpus, discourse and narration
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the close interaction between epistemic and evidential stance verbs on the one hand and social hierarchy and power on the other. It is hypothesized that there is a correlation between the degree and intensity of stance verbs and the social context in which they are generated. The data for the study comes from an online bulletin board, in which members are believed to have formed a virtual community with considerable linguistic and social variation. In order to enable the investigation of stance relative to an extra-linguistic dimension, social status is operationalized and members of the community are divided into three hierarchically distinct ranks: moderators, hosts and casual senders. A... (More)
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the close interaction between epistemic and evidential stance verbs on the one hand and social hierarchy and power on the other. It is hypothesized that there is a correlation between the degree and intensity of stance verbs and the social context in which they are generated. The data for the study comes from an online bulletin board, in which members are believed to have formed a virtual community with considerable linguistic and social variation. In order to enable the investigation of stance relative to an extra-linguistic dimension, social status is operationalized and members of the community are divided into three hierarchically distinct ranks: moderators, hosts and casual senders. A dialogical approach to the data suggests the distinct use of epistemic and evidential stance verbs in establishing and maintaining group membership by the three hierarchically different ranks. (Less)
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Stance, social hierarchy, corpus linguistics, Dialogical Discourse Analysis
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Subjectivity and Epistemicity : Stance strategies in corpus, discourse and narration
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Glynn, Dylan and Sjölin, Mette
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the close interaction between epistemic and evidential stance verbs on the one hand and social hierarchy and power on the other. It is hypothesized that there is a correlation between the degree and intensity of stance verbs and the social context in which they are generated. The data for the study comes from an online bulletin board, in which members are believed to have formed a virtual community with considerable linguistic and social variation. In order to enable the investigation of stance relative to an extra-linguistic dimension, social status is operationalized and members of the community are divided into three hierarchically distinct ranks: moderators, hosts and casual senders. A dialogical approach to the data suggests the distinct use of epistemic and evidential stance verbs in establishing and maintaining group membership by the three hierarchically different ranks.},
  author       = {Pöldvere, Nele},
  editor       = {Glynn, Dylan and Sjölin, Mette},
  keyword      = {Stance,social hierarchy,corpus linguistics,Dialogical Discourse Analysis},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Lund University Press},
  series       = {Subjectivity and Epistemicity : Stance strategies in corpus, discourse and narration},
  title        = {The interaction between epistemicity and social rank on an online bulletin board},
  year         = {2015},
}