A Gender-based Approach to Parliamentary Discourse

The Andalusian Parliament

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| Universidad de Sevilla
| Universidad de Sevilla
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Does gender condition politicians’ discourse strategies in parliament? This is the question we try to answer in A Gender-based Approach to Parliamentary Discourse: The Andalusian Parliament. This book, written by experts in the field of discourse analysis, covers key aspects of political discourse such as gender, identity and verbal and nonverbal strategies: intensification, enumerative series, non-literal quotations, pseudo-desemantisation, lexical colloquialisation, emotion, eye contact and time management. It provides a large number of examples from a balanced gender parliament, the Andalusian Parliament, and it focuses mainly on argumentation, since parliamentary discourse is above all argumentative. This book will prove invaluable to students and teachers in the field of discourse analysis, and more specifically of political discourse, and will also be very useful to politicians and anyone interested in communication strategies.

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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
Introduction
Gloria Álvarez-Benito and Catalina Fuentes Rodríguez
1–25
Women in the Andalusian Parliament
Catalina Fuentes Rodríguez
27–33
Intensification, identity and gender in the Andalusian Parliament
Catalina Fuentes Rodríguez
35–59
Gender differences in enumerative series
Ester Brenes Peña
61–75
Argumentation and face-threatening acts: The non-literal quotation
José M. López Martín
77–92
Pseudo-desemantisation as a discursive strategy in political discourse
Juan Manuel García Platero and Auxiliadora Castillo Carballo
93–108
Lexical colloquialisation in commissions of the Andalusian Parliament
Marina González Sanz
109–128
Emotional argumentation in political discourse
Esperanza Alcaide Lara, Aurelia Carranza Márquez and Catalina Fuentes Rodríguez
129–159
Gender differences in eye-contact behaviour in parliamentary discourse
Gloria Álvarez-Benito and Isabel Íñigo-Mora
161–193
Time, gender and parliamentary discourse
Antonio M. Bañón Hernández, Juan Manuel Arcos Urrutia and Samantha Requena Romero
195–212
Conclusions
Catalina Fuentes Rodríguez and Gloria Álvarez-Benito
213–218
Subject index
219–222
“This is an exceptionally well-balanced, authoritative collection of current work on gender and parliamentary discourse. The different contributions present an ideal blend of theory, research and argument on parliamentary debates in the Andalusian context, and do so in a way that is both sophisticated and accessible. This volume is an ambitious approach to the expanding field of political discourse analysis, and anyone interested in keeping up with theoretical and analytical developments in this rapidly evolving area should have it on their bookshelf.”
“In the regional parliament of Andalusia in Spain, men and women must have equal representation by law. Furthermore, they must be equally represented at all levels of the parliamentary political hierarchy. This novel and unique political setting provides the context for a series of studies focussed on male and female discursive styles, reported in this groundbreaking edited volume. As such, this book will make a highly significant contribution not only to ongoing research on language and gender, but also to our wider understanding of the social impact of progressive politics in a global context.”
“The meaning of a speech act depends not only on what is said but also on who says it, to whom, and in what situation it is said. This implies that the status and identity of the participants as well as the characteristics of the communicative situation must be taken into account. The interest and originality of this collective work is that it focuses on those components of the speech act: identities in terms of sex differences (masculine/feminine); status (men/women in the political field); the political situation in terms of exchanges, and ways of speaking in a regional parliament with different perspectives. In addition, this collective work has another virtue: analysing discourse in its many dimensions (semantic, syntactic, phonetic, lexical, etc.), which allows us to identify rhetoric patterns. To sum up, this book is a valuable model for similar studies.”
Subjects

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016041070