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We are all one: shifting reference in reconciliation talk

Fontaine, Lise ORCID: and Jones, Katy 2020. We are all one: shifting reference in reconciliation talk. Zappavigna, Michele and Dreyfus, Shoshana, eds. Discourses of Hope and Reconciliation - On J. R. Martin’s Contribution to Systemic Functional Linguistics, Bloomsbury, pp. 185-203. (10.5040/

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It is a great pleasure for us to contribute to this festschrift honouring Professor Jim Martin. His work has been inspiring in many ways but, in particular, we want to highlight two key areas – one more theoretical in the study of identification and participant tracking and one that is perhaps more personal: Jim’s work on reconciliation. Our study examines a text that offers some insight into reconciliation discourse. Reconciliation in Canada can, to some extent, be viewed as quite similar to reconciliation in Australia (Borsa, 2016) , for example, in setting up a kind of inquiry into the treatment of Aboriginal peoples. However, one aspect that differentiates it from all others is that ‘it did not have the kind of national and international attention that feeds into a broad public will to overcome a legacy of state sponsored harm’ (Niezen, 2017, p. 3)

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9781350116061
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 10:09

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