Towards an understanding of graffiti discourse

2017-06-02T02:10:12Z (GMT) by Menis, Anne
The aim of this paper is to explore the extent to which conversational analysis and turn-taking principles may be used to examine graffiti communication. It proposes a definition of graffiti and discusses some of the more important linguistic features. Cursory reference will be made to the differences between men's and women's graffiti. This paper argues that conversational analysis tools alone are not sufficient to examine graffiti, but that a framework which incorporates these is worth pursuing.