The central focus of the book is the identification of the ways people engage in communicative encounters to (re)constitute personal and social identities. Its aim is to identify some principal themes that have emerged from the ample research on identity in a variety of contexts. A common thread of the articles is the role of language in the construction and performance of identities. It embraces an exploration of the sociocultural environments in which human communication takes place, the interplay between these environments, and the construction and display of identities through our communicative performances. Research located in a range of literary, sociological, psychological and linguistic perspectives is used to illustrate the potential of communication in establishing a sense of identity.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
Kamila Ciepiela is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Studies, University of Łódź, Poland. Her research interests span issues of the self and identity and how those are embedded in different discourse practices. She is particularly interested in linguistic performances of the self and the analysis of situated identity performance.
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