People and things we celebrate
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 discusses the linguistic patterns that constitute Oracles, or the discursive construction of specific cultural heroes and heritage, and how these icons form part of national histories and myths.