S522 Lecture 6. March 2 Positioning.
“ ..a conversation unfolds through the joint action of all the participants as they make (or attempt to make) their own and each other’s actions socially determinate. A speech-action can become a speech-act to the extent it is taken up as such by all the participants……..The social meaning of what has been said will be shown to depend upon the positioning of interlocutors….We shall use the term ‘discursive practice’ for all the ways in which people actively produce social an psychological realitiesDavies and Harré, p 45
3 basic processes of the social realm:
• institutional practices
• use of societal rhetoric
Conversations have storylines and the positions that people take in a conversation will be linked to these storylines.