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Shi-xu opinions universalism in discourse stories when it comes to the cultural effects of its present white, western perspective and advocates a culturally pluralist process, a thought and study technique from an leading edge place among jap and Western cultures. useful examine suggestions are illustrated by means of examples drawn from culturally vast ranging discourses.

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Emphatically, here I do not mean that discourse (and the discourse producer) is determined by some universal system of norms and values. It is not. Rather, discourse is oriented towards culturally specific norms and values (see also Back 1996: 11). From another perspective, discursive moral rationality comes from historically specific discourses. Consequently, valued ‘progress’, ‘development’ and ‘transformation’ of historical discourse are ‘positive’ only from culture-specific and contemporary perspectives.

Is a universal theory of discourse possible, or even desirable? Lying at the heart of these questions, I believe, is a more fundamental, but hitherto much marginalized, issue in discourse studies – and it is a motivating one for the present chapter: the general relation between discourse (ordinary and disciplinary) and culture. Are they discrete entities separable from each other? Or, on the contrary, are they intermeshed so that you cannot say this is where discourse begins and that is where culture ends?

When a declaration ‘I love you’ is made, 28 Theory and Methodology tremendous change will take place in the relationship and in the subsequent interaction between the persons involved. During the recent political conflict in Northern Ireland, the Unionist Party says to the opposing political party Sinn Fein, ‘No guns, no government’. The statement is not only a description of a future scenario (that is, if Sinn Fein fails to disarm the IRA, then it cannot hope to share government), but can also be taken as a challenge, a threat and an ultimatum.

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