Stavros Assimakopoulos

List of John Benjamins publications for which Stavros Assimakopoulos plays a role.


Hate speech: Definitions, interpretations and practices

Edited by Fabienne H. Baider, Sharon Millar and Stavros Assimakopoulos

Special issue of Pragmatics and Society 11:2 (2020) v, 165 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Current Issues in Intercultural Pragmatics

Edited by Istvan Kecskes and Stavros Assimakopoulos

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 274] 2017. vii, 369 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics


Assimakopoulos, Stavros and Anna Piata 2024 Chapter 5. Liquid racism, metaphor and the visual modalityExploring the Ambivalence of Liquid Racism: In between antiracist and racist discourse, Archakis, Argiris and Villy Tsakona (eds.), pp. 118–142
The extant literature on liquid racism has focused primarily on the rhetorical impact of humor. In this Chapter, we shift the focus to the role of metaphor as a means of conceptualization. Drawing on ideas and tools from the fields of critical discourse studies, conceptual metaphor theory and… read more | Chapter
Serafis, Dimitris, E. Dimitris Kitis and Stavros Assimakopoulos 2022 Sailing to Ithaka : The transmutation of Greek left-populism in discourses about the European Union(De)legitimising EUrope in times of crisis, Zappettini, Franco and Samuel Bennett (eds.), pp. 344–369
This paper examines the reasoning lines in PM Alexis Tsipras’ political discourse in critical moments of SYRIZA’s tenure as the ruling party in Greece. Adopting a CDS perspective, we zoom in on the patterns that underlie the (de)legitimization of the crisis-ridden EU in three seminal speeches by PM… read more | Article
Assimakopoulos, Stavros 2021 Beyond meaningNN and ostension: Pragmatic inference in the wildBeyond Meaning, Ifantidou, Elly, Louis de Saussure and Tim Wharton (eds.), pp. 11–28
Inferential pragmatics is typically considered to deal exclusively with meaning that has been overtly and intentionally communicated. This paper sets out to investigate whether this established domain of enquiry can be extended to include instances of information transmission that may not be… read more | Chapter
Assimakopoulos, Stavros 2021 Interpretation, relevance and the ideological effects of discursive practiceNew Developments in Relevance Theory, Padilla Cruz, Manuel and Agnieszka Piskorska (eds.), pp. 394–415
Research in Critical Discourse Studies has for long recognised the central role that both direct and indirect communicative strategies play in the reproduction of social inequality, but a main proponent of this approach has expressed scepticism with regard to the contribution that theories of… read more | Article
Assimakopoulos, Stavros 2020 Incitement to discriminatory hatred, illocution and perlocutionHate speech: Definitions, interpretations and practices, Baider, Fabienne H., Sharon Millar and Stavros Assimakopoulos (eds.), pp. 177–195
Even though there seem to be no objectively defined criteria about what constitutes hate speech, a lot of legislation and policy making currently aims at combating it. This paper sets out to define hate speech under its standard legal understanding of ‘incitement to discriminatory hatred’, by… read more | Article
Baider, Fabienne H., Sharon Millar and Stavros Assimakopoulos 2020 Introduction: Defining, performing and countering hate speechHate speech: Definitions, interpretations and practices, Baider, Fabienne H., Sharon Millar and Stavros Assimakopoulos (eds.), pp. 171–176
Kecskes, Istvan and Stavros Assimakopoulos 2017 IntroductionCurrent Issues in Intercultural Pragmatics, Kecskes, Istvan and Stavros Assimakopoulos (eds.), pp. 1–6