Things we do with identity
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 demonstrates how the three types of icons work together in discourse, and relates the use of these icons to the work of van Leeuwen (2008), to demonstrate how they are used to legitimize arguments and collective action.