Publication details [#57358]

Clifton, Jonathan. 2013. What’s in a name? Names, national identity, assimilation, and the new racist discourse of Marie Le Pen. Pragmatics 23 (3) : 403–420.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
International Pragmatics Association
Journal DOI


This paper explores how ‘foreign-sounding’ immigrant names, national identity, and immigrants' (non)assimilation into their host country’s culture are linked and discursively negotiated in French political debate (and in the new racist disourse of Mrs. M. Le Pen).