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Author Aguirre, Alwin C., author

Title Multimodal discourse analysis : the role of guessing and intuition / Alwin C. Aguirre
Published London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2017
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Series SAGE Research Methods. Cases
SAGE Research Methods. Cases
Summary In 2010, I began my PhD project in New Zealand. My study focused on the identity work of Filipino migrants in Auckland as constructed in their discourses on social media. It was mainly an interpretive project guided by the methods involved in discourse-centered online ethnography and the framework of multimodal discourse analysis. My premise in the research was-notwithstanding the practical significance of Internet-based communication and information technologies in the lives of migrants who desire to maintain contact and sustain relationships in the former home-these new media formats also act as performative spaces of their migrant selves and migrant lives. In this case study, I do not discuss the specific results of the research. Rather, my particular concern here is a seemingly ignored aspect of the interpretive processguessing. Although not considered a method, per se, in my research, I realized how important it is to acknowledge that guessing plays a crucial role in the attempt at understanding, which is the primary goal of any hermeneutic task. In this case study, I expand the discussion of the act of guessing to other related concepts such as abduction, intuition, thin-slicing, and the Filipino concept of datíng and discuss their value in research work. I also advance the idea that these "pre-analytical" moments of knowing are important considerations in research, although intuition is not right all the time
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Subject Discourse analysis -- Social aspects -- New Zealand -- Case studies.
Foreign workers, Filipino -- Social networks -- New Zealand -- Case studies.
Modality (Linguistics) -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1473994888
9781473994881 (ebook)