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We Shall Be Watching You, You're Going to Die, and Other Threats: A Corpus-Based Speech Act Approach

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We Shall Be Watching You, You're Going to Die, and Other Threats: A Corpus-Based Speech Act Approach

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dc.contributor.author Carter, Natalie Raun
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-17T00:57:46Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-17T00:57:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/5192
dc.description.abstract Using a speech act approach, this paper examines the similarities and differences between English-language threats made by terrorists and those made by non-terrorists, with a focus on pronoun use and sentence-type. Both groups employ a variety of sentence-types in their threats, but use declarative statements most often. 1st person nominative pronouns occur as subjects of clauses much more frequently than 2nd person pronouns in both the terrorist and non-terrorist threat data. Non-terrorist threats, however, make significantly more use of the 1st person singular nominative pronoun, while terrorist threats use the 1st person plural nominative pronoun more frequently. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Linguistics & TESOL en_US
dc.subject linguistics en_US
dc.subject corpus linguistics en_US
dc.subject speech act theory en_US
dc.subject threats en_US
dc.subject pronouns en_US
dc.title We Shall Be Watching You, You're Going to Die, and Other Threats: A Corpus-Based Speech Act Approach en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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