Language, Communication and the Economy

| University of Antwerp
| Ghent University
ISBN 9789027227065 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027294036 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
This volume brings together a number of wide-ranging, transdisciplinary research articles on the interface between discourse studies and economics. It explores in what way economics can contribute to the analysis of discursive practices in various institutional settings as well as investigating what role discourse studies can play in economic research. The contributors are linguists, communication scholars, economists and other social scientists drawing on various traditions including Critical Discourse Analysis, Cognitive Linguistics, ethnography and the literature on the rhetoric of economics and on economic storytelling. All articles are essentially empirical, focusing on the details of actual language use. The type of data analysed ranges from the minutes of university policy meetings and large-scale corpora of newspaper language, over books of economic theory from both well-respected economists and monetary cranks, to cartoons from The Economist.
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Table of Contents
Guido Erreygers and Geert Jacobs
I. Critique
Communication and commodification: Global economic change in sociolinguistic perspective
Deborah Jane Cameron
For-profit discourse in the nonprofit and public sectors
Gerlinde Mautner
Education, discourse and the market: On the merger of two schools of applied economics
Geert Jacobs and Katja Pelsmaekers
II. Method
Headlines and cartoons in the economic press: Double grounding as a discourse supportive strategy
Geert Brône and Kurt Feyaerts
Blended conceptualisation in trade flow diagrams: Rise expression from cognitive highlighting to fictive motion, a French-Italian perspective
Paul Sambre
‘Models’: Normative or technical? Public discourse on companies
Chris Braecke
III. History
What goes up, must come down: Images and metaphors in early macroeconomic theory
Peter Rosner
Outline of a genealogy of the value of the entrepreneur
Campbell Jones and André Spicer
A.R. Orage and the reception of Douglas’s social credit theory
Walter Van Trier
Name index
Subject index
“I recommend this book to linguists interested in the analysis of political and economic discourses as well as scholars in sociology and economics who are willing to investigate economic texts at micro and macro levels.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2005054263