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Language of Voice Hearing


Research at the UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics


(Im)Politeness and power in reported interactions between voice-hearers and their voices

By Zsofia Demjen, on 8 February 2019

Our second publication based on the ‘Power, Control and the Language of Voice-hearing‘ pilot is also nearing publication. It will appear as a chapter in an edited collection and focus on what the study of (im)politeness in interaction, can contribute to understanding the relationships between voice-hearers and their voices, and how these might relate to issues of power, control and therefore distress. We’ll link different patterns of (im)politeness, especially on the part of the voice, to different levels of distress experienced by voice-hearers.

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