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Tag Archives: linguistic anthropology

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  • 17
    Jun

    2020

    Interactional Rituals: Covidiotism

    Before we venture into a detailed analysis of interactional rituals and distance keeping, an interesting phenomenon worth considering is ‘covidiotism’ and its relationship with interactional rituals....

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  • 10
    Jun

    2020

    Interactional Rituals: The typology of...

    When we examine the relationship between interactional rituals and social distancing, we need to ask ourselves what type of ritual we are dealing with. Dániel Kádár (2013) distinguished 4 types of...

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  • 10
    Jun

    2020

    Interactional Rituals: COVID-19 – The Historical...

    Why are interactional rituals such an integral part of our daily lives? This is a particularly interesting question and one which is worth investigating. Rituals have existed since the dawn of humanity...

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  • 5
    Jun

    2020

    The Special Adviser’s Tale, or Political...

    On the afternoon of 23 May, the Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, tweeted that ‘Dom Cummings followed the guidelines and looked after his family. End of story.’ Despite Dowden’s emphatic assertion,...

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  • 3
    Jun

    2020

    Introduction: What are Rituals?

    Successful social distancing is, in our view, of equal importance in the fight against the coronavirus as the development of a vaccine. It raises difficulties from both an academic and a practical point...

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  • 27
    May

    2020

    Media, language and corona

    Plagues, pestilence, inundations and devastations, usually visited upon a complacent people, are as old as our oldest myths (perhaps we should have paid them more attention). But in Covid-19 and the global...

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  • 26
    May

    2020

    A lake with a copse of tress and a house beside it, in golden light.

    Pandemic words matter … but how?

    “We’re all in this together,” proclaim many Americans in this time of the global covid-19 pandemic. One meme displays the word VIRUS with the letters VIR marked out, highlighting US. The solidarity...

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  • 20
    May

    2020

    Covocabulary

    All over the linguistics world, linguists are staying safe, like everyone else, but in their newly imposed spare time are having a field day, because Covid-19 has given them a new lexical world to explore....

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