Andreas Musolff

List of John Benjamins publications for which Andreas Musolff plays a role.

Journals

Book series

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Language Aggression in Public Debates on Immigration

Edited by Andreas Musolff

[Benjamins Current Topics, 102] 2019. v, 179 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics
Subjects Communication Studies | Discourse studies | Pragmatics

Public Debates on Immigration

Edited by Andreas Musolff

Special issue of Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict 5:2 (2017) vi, 177 pp.
Subjects Communication Studies | Discourse studies | Pragmatics

Articles

One of the key-metaphor complexes in conceptualizing national identity is that of the nation as a body or a person. Nation -embodiment and -personalization have had a long conceptual history and still figure prominently in present-day political discourse. However, the socio-psychological impact… read more | Chapter
The use of war-related metaphors by Western political leaders to frame the COVID19 pandemic has drawn strong criticism, both in the media and among critical discourse analysts. A particular reference point in such criticisms has been the long-standing critique of the illness-as war metaphor… read more | Chapter
Musolff, Andreas 2022 Chapter 6. Fake conspiracy: Trump’s anti-Chinese ‘COVID-19-as-war’ scenarioConspiracy Theory Discourses, Demata, Massimiliano, Virginia Zorzi and Angela Zottola (eds.), pp. 121–140
Conspiracy theories have an extraordinarily strong persuasive effect, as their huge increase during the public debate about the COVID-19 pandemic shows. How can they achieve such a communicative impact, given their flawed epistemic status? This chapter studies one COVID-19 related conspiracy… read more | Chapter
Review
Quotation and reflective interpretation of previous statements are common features in police interviews. Of particular importance is the uncovering of apparent contradictions between earlier and current responses in interviews of suspects. Conflicting statements can be used by officers as triggers… read more | Chapter
Musolff, Andreas 2021 PrefaceDiscourse Studies in Public Communication, Crespo-Fernández, Eliecer (ed.), pp. vii–viii
Miscellaneous
Metaphor production and interpretation are intricately connected: the former has the latter as its ostensive target; however, interpretation processes can trigger new metaphor formulations which were unforeseen by the original speaker and would have to count as new productions. This paper looks at… read more | Chapter
Quotation and reflective interpretation of previous statements are common features in police interviews. Of particular importance is the uncovering of apparent contradictions between earlier and current responses in interviews of suspects. Conflicting statements can be used by officers as triggers… read more | Miscellaneous
Musolff, Andreas 2019 Afterword: Nations need (new?) metaphorsMetaphor, Nation and Discourse, Šarić, Ljiljana and Mateusz-Milan Stanojević (eds.), pp. 347–348
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Whilst sociolinguistic superdiversity is often viewed as an almost irreversible global development, there may be a question mark over whether the ‘mix of cultures’, which mass migration allegedly fosters, does in fact lead to an acceptance of multilingualism and/or multiculturalism in the… read more | Chapter
Introduction
Musolff, Andreas and Lorella Viola 2019 Introduction: Migration and crisis identityMigration and Media: Discourses about identities in crisis, Viola, Lorella and Andreas Musolff (eds.), pp. 1–10
Introduction
Musolff, Andreas 2018 Nations as persons: Collective identities in conflictThe Discursive Construction of Identities On- and Offline: Personal - group - collective, Bös, Birte, Sonja Kleinke, Sandra Mollin and Nuria Hernández (eds.), pp. 249–266
The paper analyses the construal of collective identities in the Middle East conflict, with special regard to the nation-as-person metaphor. This metaphor has been highlighted by proponents of Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Critical Metaphor Analysis as being instrumental in conceptualizing… read more | Chapter
Kaiser Wilhelm II’s speech to a German contingent of the international expedition corps, sent to quell the so-called ‘Boxer Rebellion’ in 1900, is today remembered chiefly as an example of his penchant for boastful, sabre-rattling rhetoric that included a strange comparison of his soldiers with the… read more | Article
Musolff, Andreas 2017 Language aggression in public debates on immigrationPublic Debates on Immigration, Musolff, Andreas (ed.), pp. 175–177
Introduction
Some Internet genres, in particular Weblogs and discussion fora, have a dubious reputation for giving voice to strongly polemical discourses or hate-speech. This chapter investigates the use of dehumanizing metaphors, specifically parasite metaphors, in British debates about immigration. It… read more | Article
Musolff, Andreas 2017 Chapter 6. Irony and sarcasm in follow-ups of metaphorical slogansIrony in Language Use and Communication, Athanasiadou, Angeliki and Herbert L. Colston (eds.), pp. 127–142
In public political discourse, figurative expressions used by one participant are often followed up and ‘countered’ by other participants through ironical allusions, comments and altered quotations aimed at denouncing the original version or deriving a new, contrarian conclusion from it. What is… read more | Chapter
Review
This article studies one of the key-metaphors that has dominated British EU-debates for the past 25 years, i.e. the slogan, Britain at the heart of Europe. The discourse career of this metaphor up to the Brexit referendum shows a decline in its affirmative, optimistic use, and a converse increase… read more | Article
The distinction between ‘deliberate’ and ‘non deliberate’ metaphors has been developed within a five-step framework (Steen) of metaphor production. Deliberate metaphors invite the addressee to pay special attention to their cross-domain structure mapping rather than focusing primarily on the… read more | Article
Some Internet genres, in particular Weblogs and discussion fora, have a dubious reputation for giving voice to strongly polemical discourses or hate-speech. This paper investigates the use of dehumanizing metaphors, specifically parasite metaphors, in British debates about immigration. It compares… read more | Article
The metaphorical categorization of social and political adversaries as “parasites” has an infamous history in public discourse: For two centuries it has been routinely used for the purpose of racial and socio-political stigmatization. In cognitive accounts, the parasite-metaphor has usually been… read more | Article
Over the last two decades, questions of languages’ cultural specificity, diversity, and of linguistic universalism versus relativism, have increasingly been applied to the study of metaphor in analyses that take data from a wide range of languages into account. After reviewing existing research on… read more | Article
The chapter analyses the development of the heart-of-Europe metaphor in British political discourse during the past two decades and in the wider context of conceptual history. On the basis of a corpus of media texts from 1990 to 2010, we chart the discursive career of programmatic statements by… read more | Article
Musolff, Andreas 2011 Metaphor in political dialogueLanguage and Dialogue 1:2, pp. 191–206
Metaphor and other figurative uses of language play a central role in political dialogue on account of their semantic, pragmatic and textual ‘added value’ effects: they provide an opportunity to introduce new thematic aspects, increase the textual coherence of the dialogue contributions and provide… read more | Article
Musolff, Andreas 2010 Chapter 2. Political metaphor and bodies politicPerspectives in Politics and Discourse, Okulska, Urszula and Piotr Cap (eds.), pp. 23–42
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Review
Musolff, Andreas 2003 Cross-language metaphors: Conceptual or pragmatic variation?Meaning Through Language Contrast: Volume 2, Jaszczolt, Katarzyna M. and Ken Turner (eds.), pp. 125–139
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Musolff, Andreas 1999 Karl BühlerHandbook of Pragmatics: 1997 Installment, Verschueren, Jef, Jan-Ola Östman, Jan Blommaert † and Chris Bulcaen (eds.), pp. 1–15
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