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1 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATION STYLES KROSNO STATE COLLEGE POLAND, OCTOBER 2013 Conclusion of the conference

2 Style is a way of doing something an assemblage of design choices A style marks out or indexes a social difference. Part of our social competence is being able to understand these indexical links. [Coupland, N Style. Language Variation and Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 1] What is style?

3 Public discourse Business/corporate communication Scientific discourse Cultural institutions (e.g. museums, dance) Education and classroom discourse (as part of students’ critical cultural awareness) Online social networks Style has been investigated in a variety of contexts…

4 Media genres TV series Cartoons News reports Lifestyle magazines Advertisements Online memorials to pets Novels Political speeches Letters of application Narratives Across different genres…

5 Rhetorical and persuasion strategies Speech acts Threats Accusations Condemnations Insults Discourse markers ‘Abstract rhetor’ nouns Metaphors Loanwords and calques Spelling conventions Ceremonial wishes And by focusing on specific stylistic features…

6 Ethnic/cultural characteristics Gender Professional roles Language contact and inequality Public vs. private contexts They are also important in translation processes. Stylistic choices are influenced by (and indicative of)…

7 Two other topics have been discussed in relation to style… 1. Humor 2. Stereotypes

8 In scholarly communication In folklore In sitcoms In newspapers As a means of identity construction As a source of miscommunication Humor appears to be a significant stylistic resource…

9 Business communication Popular culture (e.g. sitcoms, entertainment programs) History Proverbs Students’ written essays Political discourse on multiculturalism Stereotypes are circulated via stylistic choices and humor in…


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