In other words: 'The language of attraction' used by pick-up artists

Dayter, Daria and Rüdiger, Sofia. (2018) In other words: 'The language of attraction' used by pick-up artists. English Today. pp. 1-7.

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The idea that speaking in a certain way can make people do things - persuasion on steroids, so to say - is understandably fascinating. This holy grail of communication studies is sought after by 'professional persuaders', politicians and copywriters, but also in non-professional situations. One example of wishful thinking of what is possible when it comes to the power of language is the Pick-up Artist (PUA) paradigm. PUAs are a community of self-designated or aspiring seduction experts; and it should come as no surprise that most members are men. While it is possible for PUAs to meet face-to-face, for example, at workshops organized by the so-called gurus (at no little cost to the students of pick-up), much of the interaction between the members takes place in PUA Internet forums and similar online venues.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > English Linguistics (Locher)
UniBasel Contributors:Dayter, Daria
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:14 Nov 2018 16:27

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