Publication details [#11972]

Koteyko, Nelya . 2014. Language and politics in post-soviet Russia: a corpus-assisted approach. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
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The book explores media and political discourse in post-Soviet Russia between 1998 and 2007. Drawing on the insights from Critical Discourse Studies, media studies, metaphor analysis as well as corpus linguistics, the author critically examines the interface between politics and public discourse before and during Vladimir Putin's first two terms in office. Corpus-assisted analyses, which focus on loanwords and metaphors, shed light on the dynamics of language and politics in post-Soviet Russia. The book consists of: 1. Introduction, 2. Perspectives on Corpus-Assisted Discourse Analysis, 3. Sociolinguistic Patterns and Discursive Stages in Post-Soviet Russia, 4. Data Collection, Description, and Management, 5. Analysis of Quantitative Patterns, 6. A Diachronic Study of Paraphrases, 7. Metaphor Use in Political Speeches, and 8. Concluding Thoughts.