Publication details [#56497]

Wilson, John and Karyn Stapleton. 2012. Discourse in the shadows: Discursive construction and the Northern Ireland Assembly. Discourse & Society 23 (1) : 69–92.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
SAGE Publications


This study explores how discursive construction and culture mediate the future shape of non pre-established interactional limits and pressures within the Parliamentary discourse (PD) of the ‘Shadow Assembly’, trusted to determine the procedures of the new Northern Ireland Assembly (1998), in the context of an intense history of socio-political conflict.