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A Challenge to the Duel: Socializing Dedicated Virtual Reality Fans to the Ideology of Textualism
Unformatted Document Text:  A Challenge to the Duel 5 that makes them retrace legal precedents in case law to support their arguments. 9 Students are socialized in this practice by their instructors. The instructors use Socratic method and ask certain types of questions to get answers that conform to this prescribed notion of textualism. Even in primary education, schools train readers to adhere to a widely accepted form of textualism. In another example, James Collins describes how teachers correct student pronunciations of new readers to eliminate undesirable traits of dialect that are social markers. 10 Both Metz and Collins further the argument summarized by Silverstein and Urban. This approach to texts assumes that they are part of an ongoing social process to make them fit into their contexts and to bring about a coherent interpretation. While Metz and Collins examine how institutions go about socializing their members to adopt their distinct textual ideologies, the method used by Virtual World is distinct from these examples in that players themselves socialize each other to the ideology of textualism. The Interactional Text Virtual World’s contests are similar to cultural performances that are established simultaneously to honor individual achievement while at the same time fostering collective adherence to an ideology. What is special about this particular performance is the role of the interactional text in bringing about this adherence. Silverstein writes of the verbal interactional text: "this structured doings-things-with-words in the sphere of meaningful, genred social action, has, remarkably enough, a complex set of tropic relationships of meta-level diagrammaticity, converseness,

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A Challenge to the Duel
5
that makes them retrace legal precedents in case law to support their arguments.
9
Students
are socialized in this practice by their instructors. The instructors use Socratic method and
ask certain types of questions to get answers that conform to this prescribed notion of
textualism. Even in primary education, schools train readers to adhere to a widely
accepted form of textualism. In another example, James Collins describes how teachers
correct student pronunciations of new readers to eliminate undesirable traits of dialect
that are social markers.
10
Both Metz and Collins further the argument summarized by
Silverstein and Urban. This approach to texts assumes that they are part of an ongoing
social process to make them fit into their contexts and to bring about a coherent
interpretation. While Metz and Collins examine how institutions go about socializing
their members to adopt their distinct textual ideologies, the method used by Virtual
World is distinct from these examples in that players themselves socialize each other to
the ideology of textualism.
The Interactional Text
Virtual World’s contests are similar to cultural performances that are established
simultaneously to honor individual achievement while at the same time fostering
collective adherence to an ideology. What is special about this particular performance is
the role of the interactional text in bringing about this adherence. Silverstein writes of the
verbal interactional text:

"this structured doings-things-with-words in the sphere of meaningful,
genred social action, has, remarkably enough, a complex set of tropic
relationships of meta-level diagrammaticity, converseness,


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