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Academic discourse socialisation : a discursive analysis of student identity

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Deventer, Vasi, 1952-
dc.contributor.advisor Ochse, Caryl Hagen, Sean Noel 2016-03-03T09:40:52Z 2016-03-03T09:40:52Z 2015-07
dc.identifier.citation Hagen, Sean Noel (2015) Academic discourse socialisation : a discursive analysis of student identity, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This study set out to investigate how students construct their identities. Throughout their socialisation into academia, students are confronted with the paradox of learning as they negotiate the opposing discourses of enslavement and mastery that construct higher education. Utilising a critical discursive psychology approach this research aimed to examine the implications this paradox holds for the development of students’ identities. In-depth interviews with five master’s degree students allowed for an examination of the linguistic resources available for students to draw on in constructing their accounts of student-hood. Analysis of the interpretive repertoires and ideological dilemmas in the text revealed the uptake of contradictory subject positions in participants’ navigation of academic discourse. In order to address the inconsistencies associated with these conflicting ways of being a student, participants ‘worked’ a face in their interactions with academic discourse. Their face-work served to address the paradox by integrating the contradictory positions evident in their accounts. It is in the agency displayed in the integration of these disparate positions that the emancipating student is revealed. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 118 leaves)
dc.subject Academic discourse en
dc.subject Interpretive repertoires en
dc.subject Subject positions en
dc.subject Student agency en
dc.subject Tertiary education en
dc.subject.ddc 302.0711
dc.subject.lcsh Communication in education
dc.subject.lcsh Discourse analysis -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Discourse analysis -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Socialization -- Study and teaching (Higher)
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Higher -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Student adjustment
dc.subject.lcsh Social psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Group identity
dc.subject.lcsh Universities and colleges -- Sociological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Social life and customs
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Identity (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Identity (Philosophical concept)
dc.title Academic discourse socialisation : a discursive analysis of student identity en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology M.A. (Research Consultation)

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