Text in and out of school – a dialogical rhetorical analysis
Young people’s school texts and young people’s literacy practices are starting to get well explored. However, young people’s texts from out of school, and the relations between school and leisure time in young people’s textual utterances, are largely under-researched. Reading and analyzing young people’s texts from in and out of school can give a new angle to address this question of gaps and bridges. The present article gives an analysis of two texts from in and out of school by a fifteen year old boy, with the research questions concerned with how different texts and contexts produce different conditions for expressing oneself, and how a young writer answers to these through his texts. The analysis draws on terms from dialogism and rhetoric. The analysis shows that while the texts analyzed answer to different exigences in school and free time, the writer also to some extent uses similar textual strategies in his answering work.
Copyright (c) 2020 Gudrun Kløve Juuhl
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Authors contributing to The Nordic Journal of Literacy Research retain the copyright of their article but agree to publish their articles under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, for any purpose, even commercially, under the condition that appropriate credit is given, that a link to the license is provided, and that you indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.