Identity Enactment in Intellectual Discussion Journal Article uri icon



  • This article examines the ways in which academics (faculty and graduate students) go about claiming an nteractionally appropriate face during intellectual discussion. In particular, it examines discussion situations to see how participants enacted the institutional and intellectual identities that prior interviews had suggested were salient. Discourse analysis of the discussions suggests that different intellectual identities were established through some identifiably distinct ways by which speakers framed the work they presented. Institutional identity (rank) was enacted through three primary activities: talk and silence patterns, question types, and responses to noncomprehension. Implications of this work for other areas of inquiry are highlighted.

publication date

  • September 1, 1993

has restriction

  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • August 4, 2014 12:37 PM

Full Author List

  • Tracy K; Carjuzaa J

author count

  • 2

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0261-927X

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6526

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 171

end page

  • 194


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