Journal of Language and Politics

ORCID logoMichał Krzyżanowski | Uppsala University | jlanpol.editor at
ORCID logoSamuel Bennett | Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan | sbennett at
ORCID logoBernhard Forchtner | University of Leicester | bf79 at
Michelle M. Lazar | National University of Singapore | ellmml at
ORCID logoAurelien Mondon | University of Bath | am2124 at
Review Editor
ORCID logoFranco Zappettini | University of Liverpool | franco.zappettini at
Founding Editors
Paul Chilton | University of Warwick
ORCID logoRuth Wodak | Lancaster University & University of Vienna

The Journal of Language and Politics (JLP) represents an interdisciplinary and critical forum for analysing and discussing the various dimensions in the interplay between language and politics. It locates at the intersection of several social science disciplines including communication and media research, linguistics, discourse studies, political science, political sociology or political psychology. It focuses mainly on the empirically-founded research on the role of language and wider communication in all social processes and dynamics that can be deemed as political. Its focus is therefore not limited to the ’institutional’ field of politics or to the traditional channels of political communication but extends to a wide range of social fields, actions and media (incl. traditional and online) where political and politicised ideas are linguistically and discursively constructed and communicated.

Articles submitted to JLP should bring together social theory, sociological concepts, political theories, and in-depth, empirical, communication- and language-oriented analysis. They have to be problem-oriented and rely on well-informed contemporary as well as historical contextualisation of the analysed social and political dynamics. Methodologies can be qualitative, quantitative or mixed, but must in any case be systematic and anchored in relevant social science disciplines. They may focus on various dimensions of political communication in general and of political language/discourse in particular.

Co-Editor Aurelien Mondon takes care of Submissions and Reviews; Co-Editor Samuel Bennett manages Publishing and Production; and Co-Editor Bernhard Forchtner coordinates the Special Issues. Their email addresses can be found in the Board list.

JLP welcomes review papers of any research monograph or edited volume which takes a critical and analytical approach to the study of language and politics, as broadly conceived above. If you are interested in reviewing any recent, relevant text please email the JLP Reviews Editor and we can arrange for a book copy to be sent to you.

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ISSN: 1569-2159 | E-ISSN: 1569-9862
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Latest articles

30 November 2023

  • The use of metaphors to construct crisis discourses in describing COVID-19 vaccines in the Chinese and the American news media : A corpus-assisted critical approach
    Gaoqiang Lu Yating Yu
  • Polarising metaphors in the Venezuelan Presidential Crisis
    Silvia Peterssen Augusto Soares da Silva
  • 28 November 2023

  • BIOMETRIC CITIZENS in smart cities : Re-evaluating citizens’ conceptualizations in smart cities policies as extended metaphorical arguments
    Rania Magdi Fawzy
  • Doing gender at the far right : A study of the articulations of nationalism and populism in Vlaams Belang's gender discourses
    Archibald Gustin
  • The aesthetic values of the semiotic choices in Arab protests : Social categorization, identity construction, intertextuality and interdiscursivity
    Ali Badeen Mohammed Al-Rikaby
  • “Türkiye,” not “Turkey” : Nation branding in the age of populism and nationalism
    Ali Fuad Selvi
  • On the language of liberalism : Liberal language ideology in Polish discourse of linguistics (1970–1989) as a form of pro-democratic resistance
    Anna Stanisz-Lubowiecka
  • Borderless fear? How right-wing populism aligns in affectively framing migration as a security threat in Austria and Slovenia
    Daniel Thiele , Mojca Pajnik , Birgit Sauer Iztok Šori
  • 27 November 2023

  • “Does being pretty help?” : The use of negation in debut interviews with female Israeli politicians
    Miri Cohen-Achdut Leon Shor
  • Disalignment in the EU : Disagreement and face threats in international European Committee debates
    Valeria Franceschi
  • 10 November 2023

  • Constitutive representation of womanhood : An examination of legitimation strategies used by Turkish female deputies during the headscarf debate
    Meral Ugur-Cinar Fatma Yol
  • 9 November 2023

  • The discursive construction of solidarity by Ghanaian female parliamentarians
    Kwabena Sarfo Sarfo-Kantankah , Richmond Sadick Ngula Mark Nartey
  • 2 November 2023

  • Self-promotion, ideology and power in the social media posts of Nigerian Female Political Leaders
    Ebuka Elias Igwebuike Lily Chimuanya
  • Examining the communication of female political leaders in the Global South
    Mark Nartey
  • The construction of agency in the discourse of Barbados’ prime minister Mia Mottley
    Mark Nartey
  • Mass identifications and mythical violence : Neoliberal mechanisms of subjectivation in the crisis interregnum
    Agustín Lucas Prestifilippo
  • The construction and legitimation of Elisa Loncón as a Mapuche female political leader on Instagram
    Carolina Pérez-Arredondo , Camila Cárdenas-Neira Luis Cárcamo-Ulloa
  • 24 October 2023

  • “Britain was already cherry-picking from the European tree without bothering to water the soil or tend to its branches” : A metaphorical study of the UK in Europe
    Denise Milizia | JLP 22:6 (2023) pp. 802–825
  • 17 October 2023

  • Dimitris Serafis . 2023. Authoritarianism on the Front Page: Multimodal Discourse and Argumentation in Times of Multiple Crises in Greece
    Reviewed by Jacopo Castaldi
  • 5 October 2023

  • Cultivation of sustainability in a discourse of change : Perspectives on communication for sustainability as new “norm” and principle of action in socio-ecological transformation processes
    Franzisca Weder | JLP 22:5 (2023) pp. 577–600
  • 29 September 2023

  • “There is new technology here that can perform miracles” : The discursive psychology of technological optimism in climate change policy debates
    Søren Beck Nielsen | JLP 22:6 (2023) pp. 826–845
  • 26 September 2023

  • Mark Nartey . 2022. Political Myth-making, Populist Performance and Nationalist Resistance: Examining Kwame Nkrumah’s Construction of the African Unity Dream
    Reviewed by Ebuka Elias Igwebuike | JLP 22:6 (2023) pp. 943–946
  • 25 September 2023

  • Yuxi Wu . 2023. Media Representations of Macau’s Gaming Industry in Greater China: A Corpus-based Critical Discourse Analysis
    Reviewed by Yang Han Tianyu Bai
  • 22 September 2023

  • A meta-discursive analysis of engagement markers in QAnon anti-immigration comments
    Sahar Rasoulikolamaki , Alena Zhdanava , Noor Aqsa Nabila Mat Isa , Mohd Nazriq Noor Ahmad Surinderpal Kaur | JLP 22:6 (2023) pp. 894–917
  • A meaningless buzzword or a meaningful label? How do Spanish politicians use populismo and populista on Twitter?
    Nadezda Shchinova | JLP 22:6 (2023) pp. 846–868
  • Massimiliano Demata . 2023. Discourses of Borders and the Nation in the USA: A Discourse-historical Analysis
    Reviewed by Baoqin Wu | JLP 22:6 (2023) pp. 938–942
  • Ali Almanna Juliane House (Eds.). 2023. Translation Politicised and Politics Translated
    Reviewed by Yang Xu
  • 19 September 2023

  • “You are fake news” : The resistant response practices used by Donald Trump during the press briefings of 2020
    Lihong Quan Jinlong Ma | JLP 22:6 (2023) pp. 918–937
  • 31 August 2023

  • The groundwork of Putin’s war : Mental models and ideological references in Vladimir Putin’s “Crimean” speech
    Olga Mennecke
  • 24 August 2023

  • Ludwig Deringer Liane Ströbel (eds.). 2022. International Discourses of Authoritarian Populism: Varieties and Approaches
    Reviewed by Guodong Jiang Jiayi Zhang
  • K. Rajandran C. Lee . 2023. Discursive Approaches to Politics in Malaysia: Legitimising Governance
    Reviewed by Lei Zhao Haijuan Yan
  • 27 July 2023

  • D. Feng . 2023. Multimodal Chinese Discourse: Understanding Communication and Society in Contemporary China
    Reviewed by Chunxu Shi | JLP 22:6 (2023) pp. 957–960
  • Angharad Closs Stephens . 2022. National Affects: The Everyday Atmospheres of Being Political
    Reviewed by Leila Wilmers | JLP 22:6 (2023) pp. 961–964
  • 17 July 2023

  • Discourses and practices of the ‘New Normal’ : Towards an interdisciplinary research agenda on crisis and the normalization of anti- and post‑democratic action
    Michał Krzyżanowski , Ruth Wodak , Hannah Bradby , Mattias Gardell , Aristotle Kallis , Natalia Krzyżanowska , Cas Mudde Jens Rydgren | JLP 22:4 (2023) pp. 415–437
  • 11 July 2023

  • Ning Yu . 2022. Moral Metaphor System: A Conceptual Metaphor Approach
    Reviewed by Jinyan Li Zi Ouyang | JLP 22:6 (2023) pp. 952–956
  • 4 July 2023

  • From controversy to common ground : The discourse of sustainability in the media
    Julia Litofcenko , Andrea Vogler , Michael Meyer Martin Mehrwald | JLP 22:5 (2023) pp. 661–686
  • “Hope dies – Action begins” : Examining the postnatural futurities and green nationalism of Extinction Rebellion
    Hanna E. Morris | JLP 22:5 (2023) pp. 687–706
  • Anthropomorphism, anthropocentrism, and human-orientation in environmental discourse
    Casey R. Schmitt | JLP 22:5 (2023) pp. 601–621
  • Anita Fetzer Elda Weizman . 2019. The Construction of ‘Ordinariness’ across Media Genres
    Reviewed by Wen Li Fenghui Dai | JLP 22:6 (2023) pp. 947–951
  • 30 June 2023

  • Rhetorical (ir)responsibility in the Australian Parliament : Resurrecting Aristotle’s deliberative rhetoric as means to ethical, rational, and constructive climate change debate
    Simon McLaughlin Franzisca Weder | JLP 22:5 (2023) pp. 622–639
  • ICT environmentalism and the sustainability game
    Hunter Vaughan , Anne Pasek , Nicholas R. Silcox Nicole Starosielski | JLP 22:5 (2023) pp. 640–660
  • Christian W. Chun (ed.). 2022. Applied Linguistics and Politics
    Reviewed by Qijun Song | JLP 22:5 (2023) pp. 775–778
  • 27 June 2023

  • Dimensions of time and space in narratives for climate action
    Emma Frances Bloomfield | JLP 22:5 (2023) pp. 730–749
  • 15 June 2023

  • Discourses on gender in climate change adaptation projects of Bangladesh : New dimensions or reinscribing the old?
    Debashish Sarker Dev Elske van de Fliert | JLP 22:5 (2023) pp. 707–729
  • 26 May 2023

  • A topic modeling-assisted diachronic study of “One Country, Two Systems” represented in Anglo-American newspapers
    Fu Chen Guofeng Wang | JLP 22:6 (2023) pp. 869–893
  • National identity revisited : Deictic WE in President Zelenskyy’s speeches on Russia-Ukraine war
    Nino Guliashvili | JLP 22:6 (2023) pp. 779–801
  • 24 May 2023

  • The arrival of the populist radical right in Chile : José Antonio Kast and the “Partido Republicano”
    Camila Díaz , Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser Lisa Zanotti | JLP 22:3 (2023) pp. 342–359
  • The populist radical right beyond Europe
    Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser Lisa Zanotti | JLP 22:3 (2023) pp. 285–305
  • 22 May 2023

  • The leader and the people : Shifting boundaries in Chinese populist discourse
    Evangelos Fanoulis Alessandra Cappelletti | JLP 22:4 (2023) pp. 512–533
  • 9 May 2023

  • Populist radical right beyond Europe : The case of Islamic nativism in Turkey
    Evren Balta | JLP 22:3 (2023) pp. 378–395
  • A Europeanisation of American politics? Trumpism and the populist radical right in the United States
    Tobias Cremer | JLP 22:3 (2023) pp. 396–414
  • Mearsheimer, Putin, ideology, and the war in Ukraine : A political discourse analysis
    Neil Hughes | JLP 22:4 (2023) pp. 438–457
  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) : The overlooked populist radical right party
    Eviane Leidig Cas Mudde | JLP 22:3 (2023) pp. 360–377
  • The populist radical right in Australia : Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
    Benjamin Moffitt Kurt Sengul | JLP 22:3 (2023) pp. 306–323
  • Emergent Twitter publics through political scandal : An example from the Covid-19 Crisis in the UK
    Chamil Rathnayake , Angela Smith Michael Higgins | JLP 22:4 (2023) pp. 458–484
  • Jair Bolsonaro and the defining attributes of the populist radical right in Brazil
    Talita Tanscheit | JLP 22:3 (2023) pp. 324–341
  • 20 March 2023

  • Fatemeh Akbari . 2020. Iran’s Language Planning Confronting English Abbreviations: Persian Terminology Planning
    Reviewed by Lingyun Lv Renqiang Wang | JLP 22:5 (2023) pp. 771–774
  • 17 March 2023

  • Andreas Musolff Ruth Breeze (eds.). 2022. Pandemic and Crisis Discourse Communicating COVID-19 and Public Health Strategy
    Reviewed by Qian Ma | JLP 22:5 (2023) pp. 763–766
  • 14 March 2023

  • Christiane Lütge , Thorsten Merse Petra Rauschert (eds.). 2022. Global Citizenship in Foreign Language Education: Concepts, Practices, Connections
    Reviewed by Xiaoxiao Song | JLP 22:5 (2023) pp. 767–770
  • 7 March 2023

  • M. A. Demasi , S. Burke C. Tileagă (Eds.). 2021. Political communication: Discursive perspectives
    Reviewed by Xinyue Wang Enhua Guo | JLP 22:5 (2023) pp. 754–758
  • 24 February 2023

  • The European migrant crisis in Polish parliamentary discourse
    Jakub Klepański , Maciej Hartliński Arkadiusz Żukowski | JLP 22:4 (2023) pp. 485–511
  • Zohar Livnat , Pnina Shukrun-Nagar Galia Hirsch (eds.). 2020. The Discourse of Indirectness: Cues, Voices and Functions
    Reviewed by Yuan Ping | JLP 22:5 (2023) pp. 759–762
  • 16 February 2023

  • In the name of the nobility of the cause, what I did is right : Legitimating the use of force via the hero-protector narrative used as argument
    Rania Elnakkouzi | JLP 22:2 (2023) pp. 225–244
  • Activism or slacktivism? A content-framing analysis of the 2020 #ChallengeAccepted campaign against feminicides in Turkey
    Giuseppina Scotto di Carlo | JLP 22:2 (2023) pp. 204–224
  • Identifying the discursive trajectory of social change – a systematic discourse theoretical framework
    Rizwan Sarwar Sulehry Derek Wallace | JLP 22:2 (2023) pp. 245–267
  • 7 February 2023

  • Inside the echo chamber : Legitimation tactics in the People’s Daily commentaries about the China-USA trade dispute
    Xi Cheng | JLP 22:4 (2023) pp. 534–558
  • Tao Li Kaibao Hu . 2021. Reappraising Self and Others: A Corpus-based Study of Chinese Political Discourse in English Translation
    Reviewed by Qiuxi Liu | JLP 22:5 (2023) pp. 750–753
  • Ofer Feldman . 2021. When Politicians Talk: The Cultural Dynamics of Public Speaking
    Reviewed by Kai Zhao | JLP 22:4 (2023) pp. 573–576
  • 20 December 2022

  • M. Cristina Caimotto Rachele Raus . 2023. Lifestyle Politics in Translation: The Shaping and Re-shaping of Ideological Discourse
    Reviewed by Jing Bu Qi Lyu | JLP 22:4 (2023) pp. 559–563
  • 16 December 2022

  • Simon Statham . 2022. Critical discourse analysis: A practical introduction to power in language
    Reviewed by Yuchen Li Yao Wang | JLP 22:4 (2023) pp. 564–567
  • 29 November 2022

  • Critical junctures beyond the black box : Crisis and the political contestation of time
    Blake Ewing Félix Krawatzek | JLP 22:1 (2023) pp. 22–45
  • 22 November 2022

  • Amy H. Liu . 2021. The Language of Political Incorporation: Chinese Migrants in Europe
    Reviewed by Jiping Sun | JLP 22:2 (2023) pp. 280–283
  • 10 November 2022

  • The representation of migrant identities in UK Government documents about Brexit : A corpus-assisted analysis
    Tamsin Parnell | JLP 22:1 (2023) pp. 46–65
  • 8 November 2022

  • Serbian Progressive Party’s shameless normalization of expressing sycophancy toward the leader
    Ljerka Jeftić | JLP 22:2 (2023) pp. 163–184
  • Interpersonal-function topoi in Chinese central government’s work report (2020) as epidemic (counter-)crisis discourse
    Jiayu Wang Mingfeng Yang | JLP 22:2 (2023) pp. 185–203
  • 4 November 2022

  • Visions of the good future : Temporal comparisons and ideological modalities of time in Swedish election campaigns, 1988–2018
    Anna Friberg | JLP 22:2 (2023) pp. 145–162
  • Multimodality as civic participation : The case of Thailand’s rap against dictatorship
    Freek Olaf de Groot Andrew Jocuns | JLP 22:1 (2023) pp. 107–128
  • 1 November 2022

  • Legitimation in revolutionary discourse : A critical examination of the discourse of Jerry John Rawlings
    John Ganaah , Mark Nartey Aditi Bhatia | JLP 22:1 (2023) pp. 66–86
  • Revealing China’s diplomatic narratives of the Belt and Road Initiative
    Yuan Jiang | JLP 22:1 (2023) p. 87
  • 21 October 2022

  • Eden Sum-hung Li , Percy Luen-tim Lui Andy Ka-chun Fung . 2020. Systemic functional political discourse: A text-based study
    Reviewed by Wenliang Chen Lijuan Du | JLP 22:4 (2023) pp. 568–572
  • Wojciech Wachowski Karen Sullivan . 2022. Metonymies and Metaphors for Death Around the World
    Reviewed by Fang Zhu | JLP 22:2 (2023) pp. 276–279
  • 17 October 2022

  • News on fake news : Logics of media discourses on disinformation
    Johan Farkas | JLP 22:1 (2023) pp. 1–21
  • 30 September 2022

  • Collective identity construction in the covid-19 crisis : A multimodal discourse-historical approach
    Cun Zhang , Guiling Liu Shuang Zhang | JLP 21:6 (2022) pp. 890–918
  • 29 September 2022

  • Gender, language, and representation in the United States Senate
    Leah Windsor , Sara McLaughlin Mitchell , Tracy Osborn , Bryce Dietrich Andrew J. Hampton | JLP 21:6 (2022) pp. 919–943
  • 19 July 2022

  • Innocent Chiluwa (ed.). 2021. Discourse and Conflict: Analysing Text and Talk of Conflict, Hate and Peace-building
    Reviewed by Le Cheng Xiaofang Chen | JLP 22:2 (2023) pp. 272–275
  • 15 July 2022

  • Teun A. van Dijk . 2021. Antiracist Discourse in Brazil: From Abolition to Affirmative Action
    Reviewed by Dimitris Serafis | JLP 22:1 (2023) pp. 129–132
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    Article (in book):

    Adams, Clare A., and Anthony Dickinson. 1981. “Actions and Habits: Variation in Associative Representation during Instrumental Learning.” In Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms, ed. by Norman E. Spear, and Ralph R. Miller, 143–186. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

    Article (in journal):

    Claes, Jeroen, and Luis A. Ortiz López. 2011. “Restricciones pragmáticas y sociales en la expresión de futuridad en el español de Puerto Rico [Pragmatic and social restrictions in the expression of the future in Puerto Rican Spanish].” Spanish in Context 8: 50–72.

    Rayson, Paul, Geoffrey N. Leech, and Mary Hodges. 1997. “Social Differentiation in the Use of English Vocabulary: Some Analyses of the Conversational Component of the British National Corpus.” International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 2 (1): 120–132.

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    Communication Studies

    Communication Studies

    Main BIC Subject

    CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics