6.1 Introduction: impression management 6.2 Impression management 6.3 Professional discourse and interdiscursivity 6.4 Summary
Sally Candlin [+]
Peter Roger [+]
This chapter presents the way in which speakers project an impression (intentionally or not) toothers during the course of an interaction. Moreover, it analyzes the ways in which participants might seek to manage the impression of themselves that they put across. Contextualisation cues provide a way of ‘signalling’ to another person the way in which a particular utterance should be interpreted; however, such cues often rely on shared cultural assumptions, and their signiﬁcance can therefore be missed (or misunderstood) in situations where people do not share the same underlying assumptions and expectations. Finally, the many levels at which discourse can be deﬁned and analysed are considered and examined.