SPANISH SPORTS DISCOURSE: INTERDISCURSIVITY AND CULTURAL CODES

Kotenko, Valentyna (2014) SPANISH SPORTS DISCOURSE: INTERDISCURSIVITY AND CULTURAL CODES. In: Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, May, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

The notion of “sports discourse” is an umbrella term used for the range of genres, united by the same functioning area, common agents and goals. It is manifested via the complex of media articles, books, reviews, Internet blogs, synchronous commentaries of the competitions, interviews, TV programmes, music, and movie industry works that are unified by the common topic – sporting events – and produce sports discourse representing sportsmen, coaches, fans and journalists. However, in this article I want to focus on its written presentation: newspaper articles and books. Sports discourse doesn’t function in an isolated way. Considering the fact that discourse inherently is a semantic and pragmatic phenomenon, it is necessary to highlight that it is a multifaceted notion which exists in a dialogical communication with other discourses. Interdiscourse relations are understood as the interaction between several discourses that marks a particular space and tends to generate new meanings. This paper aims to single out the main types of these discursive formations that mark the dialogue between the Spanish sports discourse and other kinds of discourses. To a greater extent we are talking about sports discourse VS artistic discourse, briefly mentioning some aspects of its relation to medical and culinary institutionalized discourses. Among the most productive agents of interdiscourse actualization I primarily distinguish lexical level that leads us to understanding global hidden codes. These markers also enable us to extract some typically Spanish cultural codes: bullfighting, tradition of flamenco guitar, and even national cuisine. This lexis layer creates a particular stylistic image of any text dedicated to sport regardless of its genre. This aspect proves one of the main features of discourse highlighted by the majority of scholars – social nature of discourse that brightly reflects life of a particular society. The culture is not a child of work, but a child of sports1.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mrs. Emina Mekic
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 21:49
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2016 21:49
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/3552

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