Diskurzní praktiky křesťanských kazatelů při konstituování standardního relačního páru „my“ – „oni“

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Title:Diskurzní praktiky křesťanských kazatelů při konstituování standardního relačního páru „my“ – „oni“
Creators:
Havlík, Martin; havlik at ujc dot cas dot cz; ÚJČ AV ČR, Letenská 4, Praha 1, 118 51, Czech Republic
Journal or Publication Title:
Slovo a slovesnost, 70, 2, pp. 83-100
Uncontrolled Keywords:standardized relational pair, “us”, “them”, membership categorization analysis, sermons

Abstract

The article is concerned with the way in which Christian preachers discursively handle the categories of “us” and “them” in their sermons. I point out that there are two different groups of “them” in the sermons: (1) sectarians, and (2) unbelievers. According to self-categorisation theory, members of “them”, which comprise the so-called “out-group”, are often presented negatively, in sharp contrast to the positive self-presentation of members of the “in-group”. And since sectarians comprise the genuine “out-group”, there is no problem for Christian preachers to talk about them. However, with respect to the latter group the situation is somewhat different. The problem for the preachers consists in the fact that their aim is not to defeat the unbelievers, but to make them believers. By using membership categorization analysis, I show how they discursively solve the problem of differentiating unbelievers and believers in such a way that no strict border splitting “us” and “them” is created. Such distinction might be undesirable for the preachers endeavouring to coax the unbelievers to believe in God and the believers to help unbelievers find the proper life course, since a definite border between “us” and “them” breeds the negatively presented “out-group” and positively self-presented “in-group”.

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Title:Diskurzní praktiky křesťanských kazatelů při konstituování standardního relačního páru „my“ – „oni“
Translated title:Discursive practices of Christian preachers in the constitution of the standardized relational pair “us” – “them”
Creators:
Havlík, Martin; havlik at ujc dot cas dot cz; ÚJČ AV ČR, Letenská 4, Praha 1, 118 51, Czech Republic
Uncontrolled Keywords:standardized relational pair, “us”, “them”, membership categorization analysis, sermons
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 9. Section of Humanities and Philology > Institute of the Czech Language > Slovo a slovesnost
Journal or Publication Title:Slovo a slovesnost
Volume:70
Number:2
Page Range:pp. 83-100
ISSN:0037-7031
Publisher:Czech Language Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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ID Code:4263
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:13 May 2009 18:20
Last Modified:13 May 2009 16:20

Citation

Havlík, Martin (2009) Diskurzní praktiky křesťanských kazatelů při konstituování standardního relačního páru „my“ – „oni“. Slovo a slovesnost, 70 (2). pp. 83-100. ISSN 0037-7031

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