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Constructing (in)competence by Judith F. Duchan, Madeline Maxwell, Dana Kovarsky

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Chapter 7

Spiraling Connections: The Practice of Repair in Bektashi Muslim Discourse

Frances Trix

Wayne State University

Linguistic anthropologists have long recognized the great variety of speech communities and the perspective that research in different speech communities offers on discourse generalizations and findings (Brody, 1991; Duranti, 1988; Goodwin, 1981; Gumperz, 1982; Hill, 1995; Hymes, 1981; Ochs, 1988). They have also recognized the perspective that research in different speech communities offers on the social construction of cultural categories, for example, the social construction of incompetence as a Foucaultian sort of “dividing-practice,” often expressed in asymmetrical relationships of dependency in certain institutions of ...

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