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Tue Sep 14 2004

Books: Socioling/Discourse Analysis: Chilton

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Message 1: Analysing Political Discourse: Chilton

Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 12:37:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: kkaneta <kkanetataylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Analysing Political Discourse: Chilton




Title: Analysing Political Discourse
Subtitle: Theory and Practice

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
		http://www.routledge.com/

Author: Paul Chilton, University of East Anglia

Paperback: ISBN: 0415314720, Pages: , Price: U.K. � 32.95

			
Abstract:

Analysing Political Discourse is an essential read for anyone
interested in the way language is used in the world of politics. Based
on Aristotle's premise that we are all political animals, able to use
language to pursue our own ends, the book uses the theoretical
framework of linguistics to explore the ways in which we think and
behave politically. Domestic and global politics come under the
linguistic microscope. What do politicians really do in a radio
interview? What verbal games do they play? The book draws on
contemporary and high profile case studies, including the Stephen
Lawrence murder trial. International in its perspective, Analysing
Political Discourse also considers the changing landscape of global
and political language post-September 11, focusing on
self-legitimising language and the increasing use of religious imagery
in political discourse. Bill Clinton's address persuading his country
to go to war in Kosovo is analysed, and speeches by George Bush and
Osama bin Laden are examined in relation to each other. Written in a
lively and engaging style, Analysing Political Discourse offers a new
theoretical perspective on the study of language and politics, and
provides an essential introduction to political discourse analysis.


Lingfield(s):	Sociolinguistics,
		Discourse Analysis
		
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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