Analyzing Genres in Political Communication

Theory and practice

ORCID logoPiotr Cap | University of Lodz
ORCID logoUrszula Okulska | University of Warsaw
ISBN 9789027206411 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027271488 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Featuring contributions by leading specialists in the field, the volume is a survey of cutting edge research in genres in political discourse. Since, as is demonstrated, “political genres” reveal many of the problems pertaining to the analysis of communicative genres in general, it is also a state-of-the-art addition to contemporary genre theory. The book offers new methodological, theoretical and empirical insights in both the long-established genres (speeches, interviews, policy documents, etc.), and the modern, rapidly-evolving generic forms, such as online political ads or weblogs. The chapters, which engage in timely issues of genre mediatization, hybridity, multimodality, and the mixing of discursive styles, come from a broad range of perspectives spanning Critical Discourse Studies, pragmatics, cognitive psychology, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics and media studies. As such, they constitute essential reading for anyone seeking an interdisciplinary yet coherent research agenda within the vast and complex territory of today’s forms of political communication.
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“This book is a major contribution to genre analysis. The chapters approach genres in the field of political communication from theory-driven and data-driven perspectives. Based on this theoretical-empirical interdisciplinary approach, the volume brings to light the many complexities of contemporary (political) genres, revisiting the timely questions of, i.a., generic chaining, hybridization and content migration. It is an indispensable source for anyone seeking a methodological framework for studies in the broad spectrum of mutually interactive forms of modern political communication.”
“Cap and Okulska's volume provides a crucial update on the conceptual status and the methodology of genre analysis.”
“The term genre can mean a lot of things, and here they are all good. This collection is a probing and thoughtful contribution to our understanding of political discourse – a rewarding and challenging exegesis for genre theorists of all persuasions.”
“This book offers significant theoretical and methodological updates for genre theories. The book is sure to appeal to genre scholars as well as those in related disciplines. It is an interesting and useful collection with a wealth of up-to-date information for anyone interested in political genres.”
“This book makes a major contribution to genre analysis in general and to political discourse in particular. [...] The collection of interdisciplinary articles coherently covers a broad range of complex forms of contemporary political communication. This book should therefore prove to be an invaluable resource for students, teachers and researchers in the domains of politics, discourse and media.”
“The volume under review offers a deep insight into the complex area of genre research in the field of political communication. [...] The volume contributes significantly to the understanding of genres in political communication and fulfills its aim to give a comprehensive update on the topic. The theoretical base of the analysis is broad, as is the choice of genres explored.”
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

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CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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