Isabela Fairclough

List of John Benjamins publications for which Isabela Fairclough plays a role.



In this article I study the constraints and opportunities available to decision-makers in an institutional context (a county council), by analyzing the deliberative process that led to the rejection of an application for exploratory fracking. Drawing on a corpus of 130,000 words, I intend to… read more | Article
Fairclough, Isabela and Norman Fairclough 2012 Chapter 2. Values as premises in practical arguments: Conceptions of justice in the public debate over bankers’ bonusesExploring Argumentative Contexts, Eemeren, Frans H. van and Bart Garssen (eds.), pp. 23–42
The paper focuses on a fragment of the public debate (in the UK) on whether or not the inequality of high pay and bonuses for bankers should be tolerated or not in the wake of the financial crisis. Our discussion builds on the view of the structure of practical arguments we advance in our… read more | Article
In this paper I analyse differences in the legitimation strategies used by and on behalf of the two presidential candidates in the elections of December 2004 in Romania, using a combination of Critical Discourse Analysis and pragmadialectics. These differences are seen to lie primarily in the… read more | Article