Interviews: The Beginning Stages

Over the past week, I completed and transcribed my first interview of the summer with a vegan! Although my dad is a vegan, which made it easy to find vegan contacts when performing my research last summer in my hometown, I am not as connected with the vegan community in Williamsburg. This has made it…
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Persuasion in Discourse: Evaluation Strategies of Vegans

Due to their minority position in society, vegans, or individuals who refrain from consuming animal products, are constantly subject to criticisms of their way of life. As a result, I argue that the linguistic tools vegans utilize to characterize their lifestyle play a crucial role in the success of their interactions and in the process…
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