Journal of Language and Politics

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.

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, Dr. Bernhard Forchtner, at bf79 at and we can arrange for a book copy to be sent to you.

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Michał Krzyżanowski | Örebro University & University of Liverpool
Senior Editor
Ruth Wodak | Lancaster University & University Vienna
Assistant Editor
Samuel Bennett | Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
Book Review Editor
Bernhard Forchtner | University of Leicester
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Aaron V. Cicourel | San Diego, CA
Paul Chilton | Warwick
Teun A. van Dijk | Barcelona
Norman Fairclough | Lancaster
Anton Pelinka | Budapest
Deborah Tannen | Washington
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Peter Berglez | Jönköping
Jan Blommaert | Tilburg
Anna De Fina | Washington
Mats Ekström | Göteborg
Anita Fetzer | Augsburg
Dariusz Galasiński | Wolverhampton
Helmut Gruber | Vienna
Michael Higgins | Strathclyde
Adam Jaworski | Hong Kong
Barbara Johnstone | Pittsburgh
Majid KhosraviNik | Newcastle upon Tyne
Veronika Koller | Lancaster
Michelle M. Lazar | Singapore
David Machin | Örebro University
Tommaso M. Milani | Göteborg/Johannesburg
John Richardson | Sunshine Coast
Kay P. Richardson | Liverpool
Ian Roderick | Waterloo
Carlo Ruzza | Trento
Otto Santa Ana | Los Angeles
Hailong Tian | Tianjin
Hans-Jörg Trenz | Copenhagen
Joshua A. Tucker | New York
Cristian Vaccari | Loughborough
Scott Wright | Melbourne
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Latest articles

21 July 2020

  • Beyond the exceptional: Tracing the repercussions of a security speech act
    Liisa Lähteenmäki & Anne Alvesalo
  • 20 July 2020

  • Bacteria, garbage, insects and pigs: Conceptual metaphors in the Ultra-Orthodox anti-military “Ḥardakim” propaganda campaign
    Sandra Simonsen
  • 16 June 2020

  • A corpus-driven exploration of U.S. language planning and language ideology from 2013 to 2018
    Brett A. Diaz & Marika K. Hall
  • Informing the government or fostering public debate? How Chinese discussion forums open up spaces for deliberation
    Yu Sun, Todd Graham & Marcel Broersma
  • Language ideological debates about linguistic landscapes: The case of Chinese signage in Richmond, Canada
    Rachelle Vessey & Jaffer Sheyholislami
  • 5 June 2020

  • M. Turner. 2019. Multilingualism as a Resource and a Goal: Using and Learning Languages in Mainstream Schools
    Reviewed by Malik Stevenson
  • 3 June 2020

  • Piotr Twardzisz. 2018. Defining ‘Eastern Europe’: A Semantic Inquiry into Political Terminology
    Reviewed by Adam Głaz
  • Michael Kranert. 2019. Discourse and Political Culture. The Language of the Third Way in Germany and the UK
    Reviewed by Luis Illan
  • Adam Hodges. 2019. When Words Trump Politics. Resisting a Hostile Regime of Language
    Reviewed by David Lanius
  • Kwesi Kwaa Prah Shi-xuMaría Laura Pardo. 2016. Discourses of the developing world: Researching properties, problems and potentials of the developing world
    Reviewed by Jessica Noske-Turner
  • Geoff Thompson, Wendy L. Bowcher, Lise FontaineDavid Schönthal. 2019. Cambridge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics
    Reviewed by Jia-Xuan Zhu & Yin-Xia Wei
  • 4 May 2020

  • “They are just a danger”: Chronotopic worlds in digital narratives of the far-right
    Rachelle Jereza & Sabina Perrino
  • The ideological construction of Western ISIS-associated females
    Conrad Nyamutata
  • I, Trump: The cult of personality, anti-intellectualism and the Post-Truth era
    Antonio Reyes
  • Authority (de)legitimation in the border wall Twitter discourse of President Trump
    Damian J. Rivers & Andrew S. Ross
  • Subtle discriminatory political discourse on immigration
    Gema Rubio-Carbonero
  • 14 April 2020

  • Tommaso M. Milani (ed.). 2018. Queering Language, Gender and Sexuality
    Reviewed by Tracy Simmons | JLP 19:4 (2020) pp. 729–732
  • 7 April 2020

  • Migration controls in Italy and Hungary: From conditionalized to domesticized humanitarianism at the EU borders
    Umut Korkut, Andrea Terlizzi & Daniel Gyollai | JLP 19:3 (2020) pp. 391–412
  • 3 April 2020

  • Immigrants and Syrian refugees in the Turkish press: Analysis of news discourse in the context of the ‘refugee crisis’
    Ülkü Doğanay | JLP 19:3 (2020) pp. 518–542
  • Insider outside: Freedoms and limitations in the twitter communications of the United Kingdom’s all party parliamentary group on refugees
    Paula Keaveney | JLP 19:3 (2020) pp. 498–517
  • Legitimizing austerity in crisis-hit Greece: (Re-)articulating ‘social-democracy’ in political discourses of the socialist and left-populist parties
    E. Dimitris Kitis & Dimitris Serafis | JLP 19:4 (2020) pp. 691–711
  • EU nationals in the UK after BREXIT: Political engagement through discursive awareness, reflexivity and (in)action
    Zana Vathi & Ruxandra Trandafoiu | JLP 19:3 (2020) pp. 479–497
  • Jan ZienkowskiRuth Breeze (eds). 2019. Imagining the Peoples of Europe. Populist discourses across the political spectrum
    Reviewed by Martina Berrocal | JLP 19:4 (2020) pp. 712–715
  • Marcia Macaulay. 2019. Populist Discourse: International Perspectives
    Reviewed by Shuangshuang Lu | JLP 19:4 (2020) pp. 725–728
  • Martina BerrocalSalamurović Aleksandra (Eds.). 2019. Political Discourse in Central, Eastern and Balkan Europe
    Reviewed by Višnja Čičin-Šain
  • 26 March 2020

  • Annabelle Lukin. 2019. War and its ideologies: A social-semiotic theory and description
    Reviewed by Roswitha Kersten-Pejanić
  • Ruth Amossy. 2018. Une formule dans la guerre des mots : « La délégitimation d’Israël »
    Reviewed by Maria Stopfner
  • 25 March 2020

  • Norm destruction, norm resilience: The media and refugee protection in the UK and Hungary during Europe’s ‘Migrant Crisis’
    Ekaterina Balabanova & Alex Balch | JLP 19:3 (2020) pp. 413–435
  • Diasporic media and counterpublics: Engaging anti-EU immigration stances in the UK
    Irina Diana Mădroane, Mălina Ciocea & Alexandru I. Cârlan | JLP 19:3 (2020) pp. 457–478
  • ‘Cinema as a common activity’: Film audiences, social inclusion, and heterogeneity in Istanbul during the Occupy Gezi
    Ozge Ozduzen | JLP 19:3 (2020) pp. 436–456
  • Who are ‘the people’? Uses of empty signifiers in propagandistic news discourse
    Olga Pasitselska & Christian Baden | JLP 19:4 (2020) pp. 666–690
  • 24 March 2020

  • “So my position is…”: So-prefaced answers and epistemic authority in British news interviews
    Ian Hutchby | JLP 19:4 (2020) pp. 563–582
  • Media, migration and human rights: Discourse and resistance in the context of the erosion of liberal norms
    Ekaterina Balabanova & Ruxandra Trandafoiu | JLP 19:3 (2020) pp. 379–390
  • 8 June 2020

  • Vaia DoudakiNico Carpentier (eds). 2018. Cyprus and its Conflicts: Representations, Materialities and Cultures
    Reviewed by Andreas Anastasiou | JLP 19:4 (2020) pp. 716–719
  • Lorella ViolaAndreas Musolff (eds). 2019. Migration and Media. Discourses about identities in crisis
    Reviewed by Aleksandra Salamurović | JLP 19:4 (2020) pp. 720–724
  • 10 February 2020

  • Separatists or terrorists? Jews or Nigerians? Media and cyber discourses on the complex identity of the “Biafrans”
    Innocent Chiluwa & Isioma M. Chiluwa | JLP 19:4 (2020) pp. 583–603
  • A stairheid rammy: Female politicians and gendered discourses in the Scottish press
    Fiona McKay | JLP 19:1 (2020) pp. 30–47
  • 8 June 2020

  • Constructing women’s “different voice”: Gendered mediation in the 2015 UK General Election
    Deborah Cameron & Sylvia Shaw | JLP 19:1 (2020) pp. 144–159
  • Gender matters in questioning presidents
    Steven E. Clayman, John Heritage & Amelia M. J. Hill | JLP 19:1 (2020) pp. 125–143
  • Political masculinities and Brexit: Men of war
    Michael Higgins | JLP 19:1 (2020) p. 89
  • “We need to rediscover our manliness…”: The language of gender and authenticity in German right-wing populism
    André Keil | JLP 19:1 (2020) pp. 107–124
  • A contrastive analysis of reports on North Korea’s missile program: The New York Times and China Daily
    Weishan Liang | JLP 19:4 (2020) pp. 646–665
  • Clinton stated, Trump exclaimed! Gendered language on Twitter during the 2016 presidential debates
    Dr. Andrea McDonnell | JLP 19:1 (2020) pp. 71–88
  • “You are not normal, you are against nature”: Mediated representations of far-right talk on same-sex child fostering in Greek parliamentary discourse
    Marianna Patrona | JLP 19:1 (2020) pp. 160–179
  • Trumping Twitter: Sexism in President Trump’s tweets
    Dr Giuseppina Scotto di Carlo | JLP 19:1 (2020) pp. 48–70
  • Wrestling between English and Pinyin: Language politics and ideologies of coding street names in China
    Guowen Shang | JLP 19:4 (2020) pp. 624–645
  • Why do politicians cite others in political debates? A functional analysis of reported speech in a Japanese political debate
    Masaki Shibata | JLP 19:4 (2020) pp. 604–623
  • Just call me Dave: David Cameron’s perilous populist status
    Angela Smith | JLP 19:1 (2020) pp. 10–29
  • Federica Ferrari. 2018. Metaphor and Persuasion in Strategic Communication: Sustainable Perspectives
    Reviewed by Carlota M. Moragas-Fernández | JLP 19:3 (2020) pp. 543–546
  • The mediated communication of gender and sexuality in contemporary politics: From equality of representation to the re-emergence of the masculine
    Angela Smith & Michael Higgins | JLP 19:1 (2020) pp. 1–9
  • 13 December 2019

  • Ian Roderick. 2016. Critical Discourse Studies and Technology: A Multimodal Approach to Analysing Technoculture
    Reviewed by Dr Athina Karatzogianni | JLP 19:2 (2020) pp. 367–370
  • 4 December 2019

  • Discursive constructions on Spanish languages: Towards overcoming the conflict framework
    Esperanza Morales-López | JLP 19:2 (2020) pp. 311–330
  • Shannon Bow O’Brien. 2018. Why Presidential Speech Locations Matter: Analyzing Speechmaking from Truman to Obama
    Reviewed by Mr. Liangping Wu & Xinhua Yuan | JLP 19:3 (2020) pp. 559–562
  • 26 November 2019

  • Language, immigration, and identity: An analysis of the discourses of the Finns Party
    Marika K. Criss | JLP 19:2 (2020) pp. 270–289
  • ‘Effortful’, ‘needy’ and ‘freeloader’: Constructions of unemployed people’s deservingness in Finnish parliamentary discussions
    Laura Tarkiainen | JLP 19:2 (2020) pp. 290–310
  • 19 November 2019

  • Metaphors in political communication: A case study of the use of deliberate metaphors in non-institutional political interviews
    Mrs. Pauline Heyvaert, François Randour, Jérémy Dodeigne, Julien Perrez & Min Reuchamps | JLP 19:2 (2020) pp. 201–225
  • Marta Neüff. 2018. Words of Crisis as Words of Power: The Jeremiad in American Presidential Speeches
    Reviewed by Mr. Chunrong Wang & Biyu Zeng | JLP 19:3 (2020) pp. 547–550
  • 6 November 2019

  • Constructing threat through quotes and historical analogies in the Czech and the US “Ukraine Discourse”
    Dr. Martina Berrocal | JLP 18:6 (2019) pp. 870–892
  • Instagram narratives in Trump’s America: Multimodal social media and mitigation of right-wing populism
    Patryk Dobkiewicz | JLP 18:6 (2019) pp. 826–847
  • Sam Browse. 2018. Cognitive Rhetoric
    Reviewed by Terry McDonough | JLP 19:2 (2020) pp. 256–362
  • 29 October 2019

  • “Brexit means…”: UK vs. continental online-media users and English-language metaphoric conceptualizations
    Nelly Tincheva | JLP 18:6 (2019) pp. 848–869
  • ‘Eastern Europe’ in the English-language press in the twentieth century: The term’s different kinds of otherness
    Dr. Piotr Twardzisz | JLP 19:2 (2020) pp. 226–250
  • Jan ChovanecKatarzyna Molek-Kozakowska (eds.). 2017. Representing the Other in European Media Discourses
    Reviewed by Salomi Boukala | JLP 18:6 (2019) pp. 956–960
  • Pieter BevelanderRuth Wodak (eds.). 2019. Europe at the Crossroads: Confronting Populist, Nationalist and Global Challenges
    Reviewed by Mr. Balsa Lubarda | JLP 19:2 (2020) pp. 352–355
  • Reiner Keller, Anna-Katharina HornidgeWolf J Schünemann (eds.). 2018. The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse. Investigating the Politics of Knowledge and Meaning-making
    Reviewed by Mr. Juan Roch | JLP 19:3 (2020) pp. 551–554
  • 22 October 2019

  • David Block. 2019. Post-Truth and Political Discourse
    Reviewed by Ms Cun Zhang & Zhengjun Lin | JLP 19:3 (2020) pp. 555–558
  • 1 October 2019

  • Saumya Sharma. 2018. Language, Gender and Ideology: Constructions of Femininity for Marriage
    Reviewed by Junwei Zhu | JLP 19:2 (2020) pp. 375–377
  • 11 September 2019

  • Chris Shei (ed). 2019. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis
    Reviewed by Muhammad Afzaal & Muhammad Ilyas Chishti | JLP 19:1 (2020) pp. 196–200
  • Michael BilligCristina Marinho. 2017. The Politics and Rhetoric of Commemoration: How the Portuguese Parliament Celebrates the 1974 Revolution
    Reviewed by Sandi Michele de Oliveira | JLP 19:2 (2020) pp. 371–374
  • 10 September 2019

  • Performing (in) places, moralizing (through) spaces: Podemos’ parliamentary performances
    Susana Martínez Guillem | JLP 18:6 (2019) pp. 803–825
  • 6 September 2019

  • Weaponizing words: Rhetorical tactics of radicalization in Western and Arabic countries
    Esra’ M. Abdelzaher & Bacem A. Essam | JLP 18:6 (2019) pp. 893–914
  • 19 August 2019

  • “Immigration, that’s what everyone’s thinking about …”: The 2016 British EU referendum seen in the eyes of the beholder
    Simona Guerra | JLP 18:5 (2019) pp. 651–670
  • 9 August 2019

  • Discursive portrayal of Islam as “a part of America’s story” in Obama’s presidential speeches
    Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini & Mahdieh Noori | JLP 18:6 (2019) pp. 915–937
  • 2 August 2019

  • We can(’t) do this: A corpus-assisted critical discourse analysis of migration in Germany
    Tim Griebel & Erik Vollmann | JLP 18:5 (2019) pp. 671–697
  • 31 July 2019

  • Reconciliation as a political discourse in Thailand’s current conflicts
    Wichuda Satidporn & Stithorn Thananithichot | JLP 19:2 (2020) pp. 251–269
  • 24 July 2019

  • Chris Featherman. 2015. Discourses of Ideology and Identity: Social Media and the Iranian Election Protests
    Reviewed by Ehsan Dehghan | JLP 18:6 (2019) pp. 961–963
  • 16 July 2019

  • Michael Kelly (ed.). 2018. Languages after Brexit: How the UK Speaks to the World
    Reviewed by Hong Diao | JLP 19:1 (2020) pp. 180–183
  • Christopher HartDarren Kelsey (eds.). 2019. Discourses of Disorder: Riots, Strikes and Protests in the Media
    Reviewed by Chris Featherman
  • Lesley JeffriesBrian Walker. 2018. Keywords in the Press: The New Labour Years
    Reviewed by Maria Fotiadou | JLP 19:1 (2020) pp. 184–187
  • 3 July 2019

  • From here: The multimodal construction of place in English folk field recordings
    Matthew Ord | JLP 18:4 (2019) pp. 598–616
  • 28 June 2019

  • Paramilitarism and music in Colombia: An analysis of the corridos paracos
    Eduar Barbosa Caro & Johanna Ramírez Suavita | JLP 18:4 (2019) pp. 541–559
  • From Ireland to the States: The re-contextualisation of U2’s “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” in different political contexts
    Laura Filardo-Llamas | JLP 18:4 (2019) pp. 509–525
  • ‘Get off your arse’: ‘Singing newspapers’ and political choirs in the UK
    Barbara Henderson | JLP 18:4 (2019) pp. 526–540
  • 27 June 2019

  • From religious performances to martial themes: Discourses of Shi’a musical eulogies, war and politics in Iran
    Soudeh Ghaffari | JLP 18:4 (2019) pp. 617–633
  • B. Gloria Guzmán Johannessen (ed.). 2019. Bilingualism and Bilingual Education: Politics, Policies and Practices in a Globalized Society
    Reviewed by Birong Huang | JLP 19:2 (2020) pp. 363–366
  • 25 June 2019

  • Creating the conditions for human division and structural inequality: The foundation of Singapore’s education policy
    Nadira Talib | JLP 18:5 (2019) pp. 739–759
  • Per-Erik Nilsson. 2018. French Populism and Discourses on Secularism
    Reviewed by Alexander Alekseev | JLP 19:1 (2020) pp. 188–191
  • J. Bonnin. 2019. Discourse and mental health: Voice, inequality and resistance in medical settings
    Reviewed by Dr Michelle O’Reilly | JLP 19:1 (2020) pp. 192–195
  • 24 June 2019

  • I did not say that the government should be plundering anybody’s savings: Resistance to metaphors expressing starting points in parliamentary debates
    Kiki Yvonne Renardel de Lavalette, Corina Andone & Gerard J. Steen | JLP 18:5 (2019) pp. 718–738
  • 12 June 2019

  • Neoliberal feminism in contemporary South Korean popular music: Discourse of resilience, politics of positive psychology, and female subjectivity
    Gooyong Kim | JLP 18:4 (2019) pp. 560–578
  • Alignment, ‘politeness’ and implicitness in Chinese political discourse: A case study of the 2018 vaccine scandal
    Dániel Z. Kádár & Sen Zhang | JLP 18:5 (2019) pp. 698–717
  • 29 May 2019

  • Transcending the moment: Ideology and Billy Bragg
    Martin J. Power & Aileen Dillane | JLP 18:4 (2019) pp. 491–508
  • Discourse, music and political communication: Towards a critical approach
    Lyndon C. S. Way | JLP 18:4 (2019) pp. 475–490
  • Music video as party political communication: Opportunities and limits
    Lyndon C. S. Way | JLP 18:4 (2019) pp. 579–597
  • Lyndon C. S. Way. 2017. Popular Music and Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis. Ideology, Control and Resistance in Turkey Since 2002
    Reviewed by Senem Aydın-Düzgit | JLP 18:6 (2019) pp. 953–955
  • 24 May 2019

  • Azad Mammadov. 2018. Studies in Text and Discourse
    Reviewed by Yunhua Xiang | JLP 18:5 (2019) pp. 794–797
  • 23 May 2019

  • Ericka A. AlbaughKathryn M. de Luna (Eds.). 2018. Tracing Language Movement in Africa
    Reviewed by Yingzhu Chen & Ming Yue | JLP 18:5 (2019) pp. 782–785
  • James W. TollefsonMiguel Pérez-Milans. 2018. The Oxford Handbook of Language Policy and Planning
    Reviewed by Iair G. Or | JLP 18:5 (2019) pp. 786–789
  • Tommaso M. Milani. 2017. Language and citizenship: Broadening the agenda
    Reviewed by Shang Wu & Wen Li | JLP 18:6 (2019) pp. 938–941
  • 16 May 2019

  • Sharon Clampitt-Dunlap. 2018. Language Matters: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Language and Nationalism in Guam, The Philippines, and Puerto Rico
    Reviewed by Cheng Le & Cheng Chen | JLP 18:5 (2019) pp. 798–801
  • Ana Tominc. 2017. The Discursive Construction of Class and Lifestyle: Celebrity chef cookbooks in post-socialist Slovenia
    Reviewed by Dejan Jontes | JLP 18:4 (2019) pp. 646–649
  • Jaffer Sheyholislami. 2011. Kurdish Identity, Discourse, and New Media
    Reviewed by Omer Tekdemir | JLP 18:5 (2019) pp. 790–793
  • Jonathan EvansFruela Fernandez (eds.). 2018. The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Politics
    Reviewed by Pan Xie & Qin Huang | JLP 18:4 (2019) pp. 638–641
  • 15 May 2019

  • Steve Buckledee. 2018. The Language of Brexit
    Reviewed by Tor Clark | JLP 18:6 (2019) pp. 942–945
  • Ferruh Yilmaz. 2016. How the Workers became Muslims; Immigration, Culture and Hegemonic Transformation in Europe
    Reviewed by Christoffer Kølvraa | JLP 18:4 (2019) pp. 634–637
  • J. Wilson. 2015. Talking with the President: The Pragmatics of Presidential Language
    Reviewed by Zhongyi Xu & Weihua Yu | JLP 18:6 (2019) pp. 950–952
  • 24 April 2019

  • Who are we? Contesting meanings in the speeches of national leaders in Taiwan during the authoritarian period
    Jennifer M. Wei & Dr. Ren-feng Duann | JLP 18:5 (2019) pp. 760–781
  • 18 April 2019

  • Economic crisis and Greek crisis discourse: A discourse analysis of articles from The Economist referring to Greece (2009–2011)
    Anastasia Deligiaouri | JLP 18:2 (2019) pp. 231–251
  • Discursive strategies and change: Developments of French capitalism in crisis
    Julia Lux | JLP 18:2 (2019) pp. 272–290
  • “We must unite now or perish!”: Kwame Nkrumah’s creation of a mythic discourse?
    Mark Nartey | JLP 18:2 (2019) pp. 252–271
  • National identity premises in Pakistani social media debate over patriotism
    Snobra Rizwan | JLP 18:2 (2019) pp. 291–311
  • Individual moral otherness as a means to underscore sectoral otherness
    Pnina Shukrun-Nagar | JLP 18:2 (2019) pp. 161–183
  • Battlefield EU: Macedonian parties’ representations in times of crisis
    Aleksandar Takovski | JLP 18:2 (2019) pp. 184–206
  • Negotiating digital surveillance legislation in post-Snowden times: An argumentation analysis of Finnish political discourse
    Minna Tiainen | JLP 18:2 (2019) pp. 207–230
  • Leigh OakesYael Peled. 2018. Normative Language Policy: Ethics, Politics, Principles
    Reviewed by Jing Lin | JLP 18:2 (2019) pp. 312–315
  • John Oddo. 2018. The Discourse of Propaganda: Case Studies from the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terror
    Reviewed by Kumaran Rajandran | JLP 18:2 (2019) pp. 320–322
  • Ahmed Fakhari. 2014. Fatwas & Court Judgment: A Genre Analysis of Arabic Legal Opinion
    Reviewed by Xing Zhang & Zhengrui Han | JLP 18:2 (2019) pp. 316–319
  • 16 April 2019

  • Deborah CameronSylvia Shaw. 2016. Gender, Power and Political Speech: Women and Language in the 2015 UK General Election
    Reviewed by Frazer Heritage | JLP 18:4 (2019) pp. 642–645
  • 20 March 2019

  • Identity construction and negotiation in Chinese political discourse: A case analysis of the fire in the Daxing District
    Lihua Liu | JLP 19:2 (2020) pp. 331–351
  • 19 March 2019

  • Amit Aviv. 2014. Regional Language Policies in France during World War II
    Reviewed by Elisabeth Barakos | JLP 18:3 (2019) pp. 467–470
  • Máiréad Moriarty. 2015. Globalizing Language Policy and Planning: An Irish Language Perspective
    Reviewed by Kristof Savski | JLP 18:3 (2019) pp. 471–473
  • 19 February 2019

  • Negative Discourse Analysis and utopias of the political
    Phil Graham | JLP 18:3 (2019) pp. 323–345
  • Varieties and effects of emotional content in public deliberation: A comparative analysis of advocate arguments at a citizens’ initiative review
    Ekaterina Lukianova, Igor Tolochin, Genevieve Fuji Johnson & Katherine R. Knobloch | JLP 18:3 (2019) pp. 441–462
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    Görlach, Manfred. 2003. English Words Abroad. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

    Spear, Norman E., and Ralph R. Miller (eds). 1981. Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

    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