Bourdieu, language and linguistics by Michael Grenfell

By Michael Grenfell

Pierre Bourdieu is considered one of many most advantageous social philosophers of the 20 th century. His output integrated huge stories of schooling, tradition, paintings and language. He went past being a sociologist to being appeared within the comparable 'public highbrow' function as Sartre, de Beauvoir and Foucault. € concerns surrounding language permeate Bourdieu's complete oeuvre. even though he did adopt empirical reports on Read more...

content material: 1. advent / Michael Grenfell --
half I. conception: 2. Bourdieu: A concept of perform / Michael Grenfell --
three. Bourdieu, Language and Linguistics / Michael Grenfell --
half II. perform: four. Language edition / Michael Grenfell --
five. Language and beliefs / Robert E. Vann --
6. Linguistic Ethnography / Adrian Blackledge --
7. Language coverage / Stephen may well --
eight. Language and schooling / Cheryl Hardy --
half III. in the direction of a technology of Language and Linguistic examine --
nine. in the direction of a Bourdieusian technological know-how of Language and Linguistic research / Michael Grenfell --
10. Conclusion.

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P. 8) The world of the classroom where ‘polished’ language is used, contrasts with the world of the family. (p. 9) . . the teacher’s self-assured use of professional language is no more fortuitous than the student’s own tolerance of semantic fog. (p. 10) Student comprehension thus comes down to a general feeling of familiarity . . technical terms and references, like ‘epistemology’, ‘methodology’, ‘Descartes’, and ‘sciences’, shoulder each other up. He can quite naturally refrain from seeking clarification of each one of these .

Both the number of students in Higher Education and the subjects they studied had evolved considerably in response to the needs and socio-economic prospects of the modern world. Among a large number of other indicators, Bourdieu showed how it was possible to find strong relationships between identity, worldview and action in and through relations to language. For example, these patterns were manifest even in something as mundane as voting patterns to university elections. In subjects leading to a wide range of professional careers – such as the physical sciences, the arts, sociology and psychology – participation rates in elections were noticeably lower than where students were orientated towards clear ‘tenured’ posts, such as secondary school teachers.

Concluding Remarks Bourdieu was a sociologist, albeit of a particular ‘continental’ kind. The normal focus of study for sociologists are issues of social class, power, gender and race, and most of these themes will emerge in the discussions below. However, it is important at this stage to realize that Bourdieu would begin any study of them by critically investigating how they were constituted, operationalized and presented in the actual academic field itself. For example, many of Bourdieu’s studies do include analyses, the outcome of which utilize ‘social class’ as a defining category to present finding.

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