Political Discourse in Transition in Europe 1989–1991

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| Aston University
| Moscow Institute of International Relations
| University of Southern Denmark
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The year 1989 brought political upheavals in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, the effects of which have not yet ended. The political discourse of the Cold War period disintegrated and gave way to competing alternatives. The contributors to this book are linguists, discourse analysts and social scientists, from all corners of the continent, whose tools of analysis shed light on the crucial two years of transition during which political concepts and political interaction changed in dramatic and sometimes violent ways.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 36]  1998.  xi, 272 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
vii
Preface
ix
Note on Contributors
xi
Introduction: Political Discourse and the European Transformation
1
A Chronology of Change
Mikhail V. Ilyin
3
Making Sense of the Cold War’s Collapse
Paul Chilton
15
The Pragmatics of Transition
Jacob L. Mey
25
I. The Collapse of Soviet Discourse
The Collapse of Empire and Search for Cultural Identity
Victor M. Sergeyev and Nikolai Ivanovich Biryukov
37
Processes of Political Communication in the USSR
Georgii Pocheptsov
51
The Restructuring of Soviet Political Discourse
Alexandre Bourmeyster
69
II. Political Vocabulary in Transition
From Comrades to Consumers: Interpersonal Aspects of the Lexicon
Ludmila Minaeva
87
Breakthrough and Blind Alley: The Lexicon of Perestroika
Marina Kaul
95
Opposition Discourse in Russia: Political Pamphlets 1989–91
Elena Borisova
111
Justice, Equality and Freedom: The Structure of Value Concepts
Anatolii N. Baranov
131
Continuity and Change: German Discourse after Unification
Christina Schäffner and Peter Porsch
147
Translating the Transition: What is the Russian for ‘Perestroika’?
Kay P. Richardson
173
III. Discourse, Identity and Conflict
The Construction of Nation and State: Discourse and Social Space
Pierre Achard
191
Cognitive Dimensions of Identity: Ethnic Stereotypes in Poland
Idalia Kurcz
215
Defining Democracy: Transitional Discourse in Georgia 1990–91
Christina Teichmann
233
Language and Identity in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Jasna Levinger
251
“[...] very relevant, not only as a collection of scholarly essays with considerable documentary value, but also as a document in which the socio-political and cultural embeddedness of scientific practice is inscribed.

[...] fascinating and timely, for more than just students of political discourse.

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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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