A multidimensional approach to identity discourse

An Iconography of Japanese Identity - Ken Tann

Ken Tann [+-]
The University of Sydney
Ken Tann lectures at the University of Sydney on the application of linguistic research to identity issues in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. He adopts an interdisciplinary approach to discourse analysis, and his publications include work on both the English and Japanese languages, particularly in relation to nationalism and identity politics.


This chapter introduces the SFL discourse semantic framework (Martin 1992, Martin and White 2005), and shows how they provide a detailed means for exploring the important issues identified by other traditions of analysis such as MCA and identity theories. It then argues for an SFL approach to analyzing identity discourse as set out in Tann (2010).

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Tann, Ken. A multidimensional approach to identity discourse. An Iconography of Japanese Identity. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Dec 2025. ISBN 9781781793428. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27375. Date accessed: 25 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27375. Dec 2025

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