Zohar Livnat

List of John Benjamins publications for which Zohar Livnat plays a role.


Dialogicity in Political Discourse

Edited by Elda Weizman and Zohar Livnat

Special issue of Pragmatics and Society 13:5 (2022) v, 154 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

The Discourse of Indirectness: Cues, voices and functions

Edited by Zohar Livnat, Pnina Shukrun-Nagar and Galia Hirsch

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 316] 2020. viii, 257 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics

Dialogue, Science and Academic Writing

Zohar Livnat

[Dialogue Studies, 13] 2012. vi, 216 pp.
Subjects Communication Studies | Dialogue studies | Discourse studies | Pragmatics


Spokoiny, Ohala and Zohar Livnat 2022 Dialogic language and meta-language in a conflictual discourseDialogicity in Political Discourse, Weizman, Elda and Zohar Livnat (eds.), pp. 837–860
Based on Buber’s dialogic philosophy, ideas from the ethics of dialogue and politeness theory, we analyze letters written by members of an Israeli organization named Besod Siach – who come from both the left and right wings, are both religious and secular, who decided to broaden and deepen the… read more | Article
Weizman, Elda and Zohar Livnat 2022 Dialogic meaning-making in political settings: An introductionDialogicity in Political Discourse, Weizman, Elda and Zohar Livnat (eds.), pp. 731–746
The goal of this special issue is to investigate the forms and functions of dialogicity in political discourse. Starting with the premise that the boundaries between monologue and dialogue are blurred in contemporary political discourse in general and in mediated political discourse in… read more | Review article
Livnat, Zohar 2020 “My refrigerator is as much in the dark as I am”: Metaphorical irony in contextThe Discourse of Indirectness: Cues, voices and functions, Livnat, Zohar, Pnina Shukrun-Nagar and Galia Hirsch (eds.), pp. 39–58
This paper focuses on a particular type of metaphorical irony in which both readings of a metaphor have to be processed in order to grasp the speaker’s intention. Two ways in which the text encourages retention of both readings of metaphorical expressions are discussed: (1) Metaphorical expressions… read more | Chapter
Livnat, Zohar, Pnina Shukrun-Nagar and Galia Hirsch 2020 IntroductionThe Discourse of Indirectness: Cues, voices and functions, Livnat, Zohar, Pnina Shukrun-Nagar and Galia Hirsch (eds.), pp. 1–16
In line with theories of charismatic leadership (Weber 1947, Shamir et al. 1994), and drawing on Goffman’s approach (1959) regarding impression management as well as on Sacks’ concept (1984) of (extra)ordinariness as a work done through discourse, this study defines and analyzes a discursive… read more | Chapter
The new dialogic, conversational nature of television broadcast news (Hamo, 2009) poses a challenge to traditional commentators, who are forced to move from an authoritative monologue to a confrontational dialogue that requires additional flexibility and conversational skills. The paper focuses on… read more | Article
The present study offers an underlying theoretical framework for examining political speeches from a rhetorical perspective. This framework is based on systemic functional linguistics developed by Halliday (most recently updated by Halliday and Matthiessen 2014), and includes discourse structures… read more | Article
The aim of this paper is to provide a rhetorical-linguistic analysis of academic ‘conflict articles’ that are part of an actual academic controversy in the field of archaeology, focusing on the concept of scientific ethos. In contexts of conflict, the act of establishing one’s ethos and attacking… read more | Article
Livnat, Zohar and Gonen Dori-Hacohen 2013 The effect of irony in radio talk-back programmes in IsraelThe Pragmatics of Political Discourse: Explorations across cultures, Fetzer, Anita (ed.), pp. 193–217
Although generally considered to be highly influential, the discourse structure and practices of political talk radio have not yet been the subject of significant research. This paper examines one discursive practice, the use of irony, and how it functions in dialogues excerpted from an Israeli… read more | Article
This paper discusses the Israeli newspaper coverage of a single event of considerable public significance in the Israeli-Palestinian context. A dominant analogy in the coverage that played various argumentative roles and its responses are analyzed. When trying to answer the question of how to… read more | Article
The aim of this paper is to examine some actual examples of written verbal irony that contain apposition. Meta-linguistic knowledge about apposition as a syntactic structure is claimed to be involved in the interpretation process of the utterance and especially in recognizing the victim of the… read more | Article