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Jan Zienkowski


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Autores: Zienkowski, Jan
ISSN 2055-1045  Vol. 3  Nº 17007  2017 
This article outlines an agenda for critical discourse studies that reserves a place of honour for the notion of reflexivity. It draws on four concepts of reflexivity developed in the social sciences: reflexivity as a general feature of interaction and subjectivity; as a methodological praxis; as a property of discursive and non-discursive systems; and as a key feature of late modernity. Reflexivity is considered in terms of acts of interpretive movement. Social actors, organizations and systems throw reflexive loops around themselves, around others, as well as around spatial, temporal, linguistic, cognitive, social and historical dimensions of contextual reality. All social entities engage in the Sisyphean task of fixing social reality, trying to grasp it with a porous and amorphous semiotic net, shaping interpretive reality in the process. Reflexive loops can leave ripples on the surface of language and communication for others to pick up and engage with. Through metadiscursive acts, interlocutors can then engage with the meanings that fix who and what they are in an unequal and power-infused world whose boundaries can only be imagined through interpretive and critical praxis. Reflexivity is a precondition for the articulation of critique and should be considered as a key concept in the field of discourse studies. This paper is published as part of a collection on discourse studies
Autores: Zienkowski, Jan
ISSN 1569-2159  Vol. 14  Nº 5  2015  págs. 665 - 688
This paper explores the relationship between notions of self and politics in discourse on political engagement. By means of a heuristic inspired by the poststructuralist notion of logic and the pragmatic concept of metapragmatic awareness, the author argues that metapragmatic markers play an important role in communicating interpretive processes that inform preferred and disavowed modes of subjectivity. He relies on an interview conducted with an activist involved in Flemish minority politics in order to show how activists distinguish between preferred and disavowed modes of politics. In dealing with the multiplicity of identities and issues that constitute political debates, activists need to establish and communicate some degree of coherence. Metapragmatic awareness allows interlocutors to establish patterns of coherence that can be described in terms of interpretive logics. e author presents a strong case for taking the re exive awareness of language users into account when studying society-wide debates.
Autores: Zienkowski, Jan
ISSN 1356-9317  Vol. 19  Nº 3  2014  págs. 283 - 306
Autores: Zienkowski, Jan
ISSN 1018-2101  Vol. 22  Nº 3  2012  págs. 501 - 534
Autores: Zienkowski, Jan
Libro:  Evaluation in media discourse: European perspectives
2017  págs. 227 - 264
Introduction to engage in a public debate requires a metapragmatic ability to deal critically with the discursive elements and practices that constitute social relationships in the public sphere. It is possible to think of debates in terms of relatively isolated speech events. We can think of presidential candidates interlocked in a televised event or of social scientists debating questions of subjectivity at a symposium. Debates may centre on questions of validity of specific arguments, practices and institutions. They involve struggle over the meaning(s) of particular (sets of) signifiers, identities and practices. There is not a single `correct¿ way to perform a debate. When engaging (with)in debates, we draw upon the full range of discursive resources and strategies provided by our ability to engage reflexively with the structural objects of adaptability (see Verschueren and Brisard 2009) provided by linguistic and non-linguistic discourse
Autores: Zienkowski, Jan
Libro:  Margaret S. Archer sobre cultura y socialización en la Modernidad Tardía
2015  págs. 151 - 176
Autores: Del Percio, Alfonso; Zienkowski, Jan
Libro:  Diskursforschung: ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch. Band 1, Theorien, Methodologien und Kontroversen
Vol. 1  2014  págs. 564 - 582
Autores: Del Percio, Alfonso; Zienkowski, Jan; Angermuller, Johannes
Libro:  Diskursforschung: ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch. Band 1, Theorien, Methodologien und Kontroversen
Vol. 1  2014  págs. 364 - 385
Autores: Zienkowski, Jan
Libro:  Diskursforschung: ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch. Band 2, Methoden und Analysepraxis: Perspektiven auf Hochschulreformdiskurse
Vol. 2  2014  págs. 500 - 527
Autores: Zienkowski, Jan
Libro:  Was machen Marker?: Logik, Materialität und Politik von Differenzierungsprozessen
2013  págs. 85 - 112
Autores: Zienkowski, Jan
Libro:  Discursive pragmatics
2011  págs. 1 - 13
Autores: Zienkowski, Jan
This book focuses on the discursive processes that allow activists to make sense of themselves and of the modes of politics they engage in. It shows how political and metadiscursive awareness develop in tandem with a reconfiguration of one¿s sense of self. The author offers an integrated pragmatic and poststructuralist perspective on self and subjectivity. He draws on Essex style discourse theory, early pragmatist philosophy, and linguistic pragmatics, arguing for a notion of discourse as a multi-dimensional practice of articulation. Demonstrating the analytical power of this perspective, he puts his approach to work in an analysis of activist discourse on integration and minority issues in Flanders, Belgium. Subjects articulate a whole range of norms, values, identities and narratives to each other when they engage in political discourse. This book offers a way to analyse the logics that structure political awareness and the associated boundaries for discursive self- interpretation.
Autores: Zienkowski, Jan (Editor); Östman, J. O., (Editor); Verschueren, J., (Editor)
The ten volumes of Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights focus on the most salient topics in the field of pragmatics, thus dividing its wide interdisciplinary spectrum in a transparent and manageable way. While the other volumes select specific philosophical, cognitive, grammatical, social, cultural, variational, or interactional angles, this 8th volume focuses on theories and phenomena at the level of discourse, but leaving aside conversational interaction. It provides the reader with pragmatics-oriented information on discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis and critical linguistics, as well as text linguistics and appraisal theory, while introducing other specific approaches to discourse through concepts such as polyphony, intertextuality, genre, and énonciation. Furthermore, topics such as public discourse, narrative, figures of speech, cohesion and coherence, pragmatic markers, manipulation, and humor, are all dealt with in separate chapters. The binding idea, explained in the introduction, is that 'discursive pragmatics' may serve as a platform for a diversity of perspectives on discourse, as they have emerged not only in the language sciences but also in the humanities and social sciences in general
Autores: Maly, Ico; Zienkowski, Jan