Article published in:A Gender-based Approach to Parliamentary Discourse: The Andalusian Parliament
Edited by Catalina Fuentes Rodríguez and Gloria Álvarez-Benito
[Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 68] 2016
► pp. 93–108
Pseudo-desemantisation as a discursive strategy in political discourse
In parliamentary discourse, lexical elements are routinely used by MPs, regardless of ideology and gender factors. The only important difference lies between government and opposition. Therefore, no remarkable lexical innovations are expected. In parliamentary interventions, there is a reduction in ideological polarity and a tendency to use words that suffer a process of pseudo-desemantisation (i.e. loss of its full and original meaning) with an intensifying function.
Keywords: Pseudo-desemantisation, lexical ritualisation, collocation, pleonastic uses, social lexical variation
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Published online: 01 December 2016
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