Perspectives in Politics and Discourse

| University of Warsaw
| University of Lódz
ISBN 9789027206275 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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The volume explores the vast and heterogeneous territory of Political Linguistics, structuring and developing its concepts, themes and methodologies into combined and coherent Analysis of Political Discourse (APD). Dealing with an extensive and representative variety of topics and domains – political rhetoric, mediatized communication, ideology, politics of language choice, etc. – it offers uniquely systematic, theoretically grounded insights in how language is used to perform power-enforcing/imbuing practices in social interaction, and how it is deployed for communicating decisions concerning language itself. The twenty chapters in the volume, written by specialists in political linguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and social psychology, address the diversity of political discourse to propose novel perspectives from which common analytic procedures can be drawn and followed. The volume is thus an essential resource for anyone looking for a coherent research agenda in explorations of political discourse as a point of reference for their own academic activities, both scholarly and didactic.
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Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction
Chapter 1. Analysis of Political Discourse: Landmarks, challenges and prospects
Urszula Okulska and Piotr Cap
Part II. Classification and naming in political rhetoric
Chapter 2. Political metaphor and bodies politic
Andreas Musolff
Chapter 3. New bodies: Beyond illness, dirt, vermin and other metaphors of terror
Dan Skinner and Rosa Squillacote
Chapter 4. Legitimation through differentiation: Discursive construction of Jacques Le Worm Chirac as an opponent to military action
Jan Chovanec
Chapter 5. Labeling and mislabeling in American political discourse: A survey based on insights of independent media monitors
Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska
Part III. Critical insights into political communication
Chapter 6. President Bush’s address to the nation on U.S. policy in Iraq: A critical discourse analysis approach
Ibrahim A. El-Hussari
Chapter 7. Proximizing objects, proximizing values: Towards an axiological contribution to the discourse of legitimization
Piotr Cap
Chapter 8.Friends and allies : The rhetoric of binomial phrases in a corpus of U.S. defense speeches
Tony Bastow
Chapter 9. The marketization of institutional discourse: The case of the European Union
Elena Magistro
Chapter 10. Performing the world of politics through the discourse of institutional correspondence in Late Middle and Early Modern England
Urszula Okulska
Part IV. Voices of mediatized politics
Chapter 11. Hedging in political discourse: The Bush 2007 press conferences
Bruce Fraser
Chapter 12. Direct e-communication: Linguistic weapons in a political weblog
Anja Janoschka
Chapter 13. The language of political opinion: Discourse, rhetoric and voting behavior
James Moir
Chapter 14. Political communication: Mediated by translation
Christina Schäffner
Chapter 15. Media practices in reporting political crises
Natalia Kovalyova
Part V. Politicizing ‘linguistic human rights’
Chapter 16. The practice and politics of multilingualism
Adrian Blackledge
Chapter 17. Multilingual development in Germany in the crossfire of ideology and politics
Carol W. Pfaff
Chapter 18. Against the assimilationist tide: Nurturing Puerto Rican children’s bilingual, bicultural, and academic development in preschool
Bruce Johnson-Beykont and Zeynep F. Beykont
Chapter 19. How language affects two components of racial prejudice? A socio-psychological approach to linguistic relativism
Michal Bilewicz and Agnieszka Bochenska
Part VI. Conclusion
Chapter 20. Exploring ‘political communication(s)’: Contexts, procedures and outlook
Urszula Okulska and Piotr Cap
Subject index
“As a whole, the chapters present promising directions in the analysis of political discourse since they coherently connect the role of history, ideology and struggle in shaping not only language practices but also discursive practices embedded in society. Likewise, the varying contexts in which these studies have been conducted provide rich possibilities for replication studies, as the insights presented in this volume are bound to be confirmed or challenged. Finally, the greatest strength of this volume is its effective presentation of employing frameworks inherited from different fields (historiography, cognitive science and translation studies), giving readers a range of options in examining the intersections of language, politics and power.”
“Politics in today's world consists of almost continuous interconnected talking and writing in a constantly expanding media universe. This comprehensive collection of papers edited by Urszula Okulska and Piotr Cap helps readers to get a hold on the flow of discourse that constitutes politics today. Indispensible for anyone seeking perspectives for understanding the language of politics and research methods for probing beyond the surface.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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