Greece in Crisis

Combining critical discourse and corpus linguistics perspectives

| Hellenic Air Force Academy
| National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
ISBN 9789027206619 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027265685 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
Since its onset, the Greek crisis has given rise to an abundance of relevant text and talk. This volume offers an insider’s view of the discursive manifestations of the crisis, focusing on discourses in the Greek language and by Greek social actors. The contributions investigate the diverse ways in which the crisis has been communicated to the public by domestic policymakers or debated by elite, non-elite and resistant participants. Crisis discourses are also examined in the light of the rise of neo-nationalism and the extreme Right in both Greece and Cyprus. All contributions seek to meaningfully combine critical discourse and corpus linguistics perspectives for a better understanding of the Greek crisis as a socio-economic episode and as a discourse construct. Discourse-driven quantification and corpus-driven quantification complement each other in the critical examination of textual data as diverse as official government communications, party leader speeches, newspaper articles, public assembly resolutions, song lyrics, social media commentary and terrorist proclamations.
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Table of Contents
Section I. Introduction
Chapter 1. The discourses of the Greek crisis
Ourania Hatzidaki and Dionysis Goutsos
Section II. Greek crisis in the making
Chapter 2. The dream that turned into a nightmare: Addressing the Greek voters long and right before the crisis
Georgia Kostopoulou
Chapter 3. “Today I know, we know, that these sacrifices are heavy, but necessary” Constructing governmental knowledge on Greece’s sovereign debt crisis
George Polymeneas
Section III. Debating the Greek crisis
Chapter 4. The chronicle of an ongoing crisis: Diachronic media representations of Greece and Europe in the Greek press
Christina Lykou and Bessie Mitsikopoulou
Chapter 5. The “theory of the two extremes” A rhetorical topography for self- and other-identification across the Greek political spectrum
Ourania Hatzidaki
Chapter 6. Self-constructed and ascribed identity of the Greek protesters in Syntagma Square: From “where we are” to “who they are”
Dionysis Goutsos and George Polymeneas
Chapter 7. Taking stances on the Greek crisis: Evidence from Facebook interaction
Mariza Georgalou
Chapter 8. “Crisis is written all over me” Greek songs in times of crisis
Stamatia Koutsoulelou
Section IV. Crisis, neo-nationalism and the extreme Right
Chapter 9. “Tragic event” vs. “cowardly murder” A longitudinal study of Golden Dawn’s lexicogrammatical choices and discourse strategies
Georgia Fragaki
Chapter 10. Golden Dawn in the media during the Greek crisis: Realities, allusions and illusions
Effie Mouka and Ioannis E. Saridakis
Chapter 11. Golden Dawn and the traits of extreme right-wing discourse amidst the Greek crisis
Ioannis E. Saridakis
Chapter 12. “At night we’ll come and find you, traitors” Cybercommunication in the Greek-Cypriot ultra-nationalist space
Fabienne H. Baider and Maria Constantinou
Section V. Afterword
Chapter 13. Making sense of the Greek crisis
Dionysis Goutsos and Ourania Hatzidaki
“This volume is, to the best of my knowledge, the first book on Greek crisis discourse from a clearly linguistic perspective. [...] The volume is highly recommended to scholars interested in (critical) discourse and/or CL approaches to political communication. [...]. The volume undoubtedly contributes to new understandings of the Greek debt crisis and hopefully to a new reality where insiders’ voices and views will be louder and more powerful. As such, it is an inspiration for further (socio)linguistic research on how the discourses circulating in crisis-ridden states are constructed and debated.”
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017003488 | Marc record