Political Linguistics (Belgian Journal of Linguistics).
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company (1 Jan. 1998)
By: Jan Blommaert (Editor), Chris Bulcaen (Editor)
After a programmatic introduction by Jan Blommaert, three sections can be discerned in this volume. The first section, with papers by van Dijk, Cushing, Wilson, Fairclough : Mauranen, Jucker and Gruber, concerns itself with the definition of political discourse, with particular linguistic aspects such as non-modal meaning, persuasive tactics or metalinguistic negation, and with recent trends of political discourse such as conversationalisation. The paper by Gruber on media coverage of right-wing extremism leads the way to the second section in which the media and political discourse on foreigners such as migrants and refugees is analysed (Kuusisto : Ö:stman: Horvat, Verschueren : Ž:agar). Finally, the third section could be broadly labelled as concerned with ‘:self- and other-representation’:, with papers on intercultural discouse, gender, institutional discourse, varieties of English and political correctness (resp. Shi-xu, Rojo, Slembrouck : Sarangi, Begum : Kandiah, Janicki).
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