Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Parliamentary Discourse
Paul Bayley | University of Bologna
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The activity of parliaments is largely linguistic activity: they produce talk and they produce texts. Broadly speaking, the objectives that this discourse aims to satisfy are similar all over the world: to legitimate or contest legislation, to represent diverse interests, to scrutinise the activity of government, to influence opinion and to recruit and promote political actors. But the discourse of different national parliaments is subject to variation, at all linguistic levels, on the basis of history, cultural specificity, and political culture in particular. Through the use of various analytical tools of functional linguistics, this volume seeks to provide explanatory analyses of parliamentary discourse in different countries – Britain, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden and the United States – and to explore its peculiarities. Each chapter outlines a particular methodological framework and its application to instances of parliamentary discourse on important issues such as war, European integration, impeachment and immigration.
[Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, 10] 2004. vi, 384 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Introduction: The whys and wherefores of analysing parliamentary discoursePaul Bayley | pp. 1–44
Insulting as (un)parliamentary practice in the British and Swedish parliaments: A rhetorical approachCornelia Ilie | pp. 45–86
Negotiating conflict: Interruptions in British and Italian parliamentary debatesCinzia Bevitori | pp. 87–109
Consent and dissent in British and Italian parliamentary debates on the 1998 Gulf CrisisNicoletta Vasta | pp. 111–149
Legitimising and informative discourse in the Kosovo debates in the British House of Commons and the Italian Chamber of DeputiesDenise Dibattista | pp. 151–184
Threat and fear in parliamentary debates in Britain, Germany and ItalyPaul Bayley, Cinzia Bevitori and Elisabetta Zoni | pp. 185–236
Ways of talking about work in parliamentary discourse in Britain and SpainPaul Bayley and Félix San Vicente | pp. 237–269
'Truth, Justice and the American way': The APPRAISAL SYSTEM of JUDGEMENT in the U.S. House debate on the impeachment of the President, 1998Donna R. Miller | pp. 271–300
Parliamentary discourse when things go wrong: Mapping histories, contexts, conflictsTeresa Carbó | pp. 301–337
Text and Context of parliamentary debatesTeun A. van Dijk | pp. 339–372
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