A boszorkányperek periratai mint közösség- és identitásképző diskurzusok

Translated title of the contribution: Witchcraft trial records as community and identity forming discourses

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This paper presents a historical pragmatic analysis of the documents of three witchcraft trials of the early eighteenth century in Borsod County (Hungary). In particular, the author investigates the prosecutor’s own utterances and his interpretation of the witnesses’ testimonies in documents of witchcraft trials as specimens of community and identity forming discourse to see how the prosecutor creates ‘witchcraft’ as a community and ‘witch’ as the culprits’ identity. The paper applies a socio-cognitive model of discursive community and identity formation in analysing the documents of witchcraft trials under discussion.
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)147-162
Number of pages16
JournalMagyar Nyelv
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2015


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