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Language and power in Bourdieu: on Hasan's “the disempowerment game”

By Lilie Chouliaraki and Norman Fairclough


In this brief response to Hasan's critique of Bourdieu, we selectively address three issues: 1. We discuss Hasan's critique of Bourdieu's view of language as excluding the semologic, in terms of his epistemology of constructivist structuralism; 2. We discuss Hasan's view of the co-genetic relationship between the semologic and the sociologic in terms of a conception of practice as articulation; 3. We address the issue of social change, as discussed by Hasan

Topics: P Philology. Linguistics
Year: 1999
DOI identifier: 10.1016/S0898-5898(00)00018-8
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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