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Language of attraction: online communication in a speed seduction community of pick-up artists (Ringvorlesung Sprache und Kommunikation)

Lecturer(s)Daria Dayter (Basel; Anglistik)
Contact personHeike Behrens
Emailheike.behrens@unibas.ch
DateTuesday, 7th May 2019, 00:00 - 01:00
Webhttps://www.hpsl-linguistics.org/1440
LocationKollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118, Petersplatz 1, Basel
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Language of attraction: online communication in a speed seduction community of pick-up artists

Einführung:

 

    1. Doing things with words: negotiating, attracting, selling, building a brand. The toolbox of pragmatics and discourse analysis.

 

    1. How can we study communicative action in a systematic and unbiased way? Main principles of corpus linguistic approach and corpus-based discourse analysis.

 

Vertiefung:

A very popular and highly commercialised group of “pick-up artists” builds their brand on the pseudolinguistic claims that using certain lexical items or conversation scripts, a man can make himself sexually attractive to any woman on a subconscious level. This study investigates the linguistic persuasion in the community of pick up artists: on the one hand, unsuccessful persuasion aimed at women, and on the other, highly successful persuasion aimed at potential new members of the community.

Bezüge innerhalb der Ringvorlesung:

 

    • Pick (Beraten, Sprechen als Handeln, Pragmatik)

 

    • Lauer (CMC as data source)