privacy; nominal phrase; American public discourse; academic discourse
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
M. Kita, M. Ślawska (red.), "Transdyscyplinarność badań nad komunikacją medialną. T. 2, Osobiste - prywatne - intymne w przestrzeni publicznej" (S. 166-179). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego.
The article is an attempt to answer the question concerning the relation between a private
and public sphere in communication, especially in two types of discourses that could
be called public, namely, in the American public radio and television discourse, and the
American academic one. The research subject constitutes two nominal phrases, that is,
my husband and my wife which in view of its reference, and culturally —triggered associations
with a family sphere direct a listener at what is private without a doubt. The author
is particularly interested in grammar and phraseology of sentences including the phrases
analysed as a determiner, though, not the only one, of the privacy borderlines which are
not overcome (yet) in either of discourses.