"Oh, and it's got to be cut into four triangles, never in half": The Role of Negation in Bon Appétit’s “Editor’s Letter”

Mapes, Gwynne Erin (9 January 2016). "Oh, and it's got to be cut into four triangles, never in half": The Role of Negation in Bon Appétit’s “Editor’s Letter” (Unpublished). In: Linguistics Society of America Annual Meeting. Washington DC, USA. 07.-10.01.2016.

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Building on Labov (1972), Tannen (1979), and Jaworski and Thurlow (2009), I trace patterns of negation in the “Editor’s Letter” columns of Bon Appétit, a food/lifestyle magazine, demonstrating how they allow the editor, Adam Rapoport, to create boundaries of distinction – lines demarcating good and/or bad foodie practices – that are essential to a Bon Appétit audience/foodie community identity. Using both quantitative and qualitative analysis to examine a dataset comprised of 44 articles, I demonstrate how the editor’s use of the words “no”, “not”, and “never” seems to highlight the juxtaposition of both elite and egalitarian lifestyle and food practices.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures > Modern English Linguistics

UniBE Contributor:

Mapes, Gwynne Erin

Subjects:

400 Language
400 Language > 410 Linguistics
400 Language > 420 English & Old English languages

Language:

English

Submitter:

Leona Josefine Irmgard Goop

Date Deposited:

24 Apr 2017 13:08

Last Modified:

29 Jan 2019 13:39

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/93827

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