Political Discourse in Central, Eastern and Balkan Europe

| Friedrich Schiller University Jena
| Friedrich Schiller University Jena
ISBN 9789027203946 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027262226 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This edited volume offers new insights into contemporary political discourses in Slavic speaking countries by focusing on discursive and linguistic means deployed in relevant genres, such as parliamentary discourse, commemorative and presidential speeches, mediated communication, and literal and philosophical essays. The depth of the linguistic analysis reflects different levels of linkage between language and social practice constituting the discourse. The theoretical and methodological approaches discussed range from interactional pragmatics over corpus linguistics to CDA. The chapters contain original language material in Russian, Polish, Czech, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian, and the authors address issues such as the affiliation to different political and social groups within parliamentary settings, national identity, gender and minorities, as well as cultural memory and reconciliation.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Martina Berrocal and Aleksandra Salamurović
Chapter 2. Diffuse messages as aggression and violence in political discourse
Holger Kuße
Chapter 3. The conflict about the 1940 Katyn’ massacre and the 2010 declaration of the Russian State Duma
Daniel Weiss
Chapter 4. Gay rights as a symbol of ideological struggles between Russia and the West: A socio-cognitive discourse analysis
Veronika Koller
Chapter 5. More than keywords: Discourse prominence analysis of the Russian Web Portal Sputnik Czech Republic
Václav Cvrček and Masako U. Fidler
Chapter 6. Delegitimization strategies in Czech parliamentary discourse
Martina Berrocal
Chapter 7. Impoliteness in parliamentary questions
Bartholomäus Nowak
Chapter 8. Discursive construction of ‘Us’ and ‘Them’: Analysis of commemorative speeches (2004–2016) on the Croatian Homeland War
Sonja Riehn
Chapter 9. Epistemes of contemporary nationhood: Narrations of the past, legitimations of the future
Danijela Majstorović
Chapter 10. Under One Sun? Semiotic transformation of the cognitive model nation in the Republic of Macedonia on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of Independence in 2011
Aleksandra Salamurović
Chapter 11. Epilogue
“The book as a whole is a valuable contribution to studies of political discourse, especially because of the wealth of theoretical approaches applied in the analysis of different genres of political discourse. In this respect, the editors have achieved their main goals. The book will be of interest to anyone interested in political discourse, critical discourse analysis, and pragmatics, and it opens new venues for future research.”
“Overall, the chapters point to the fragility of the linguistic sign and its relativity to the observer and a wider socio-historical background, as well as to a retrievable continuity between the present-day political language production and historical discourses that are a sine qua non for a “proper” decoding of current ideologies. [...] Importantly, all the contributions, implicitly or explicitly, point to an unprecedented relevance of responsible discursive practices by authoritative voices who, due to their symbolic role, have the power to pave the way to progressive changes and transformation in

their respective societies.”
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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019016957 | Marc record