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  1. paul, Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Parliamentary Discourse: Bayley (Ed.)

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Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 13:30:48 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Parliamentary Discourse: Bayley (Ed.)

Title: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Parliamentary Discourse
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 10
Publication Year: 2004			
Publisher:	John Benjamins		 
Book URL:

Editor: Paul Bayley, University of Bologna 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114775, Pages: vi, 385 pp., Price: USD 126.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027227004, Pages: vi, 385 pp., Price: EUR 105.00


The activity of parliaments is largely linguistic activity: they
produce talk and they produce texts. Broadly speaking, the objectives
that this discourse aims to satisfy are similar all over the world: to
legitimate or contest legislation, to represent diverse interests, to
scrutinise the activity of government, to influence opinion and to
recruit and promote political actors. But the discourse of different
national parliaments is subject to variation, at all linguistic
levels, on the basis of history, cultural specificity, and political
culture in particular. Through the use of various analytical tools of
functional linguistics, this volume seeks to provide explanatory
analyses of parliamentary discourse in different countries -- Britain,
Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden and the United States -- and to
explore its peculiarities. Each chapter outlines a particular
methodological framework and its application to instances of
parliamentary discourse on important issues such as war, European
integration, impeachment and immigration.

Table of contents

Introduction: The whys and wherefores of analysing parliamentary
 Paul Bayley 1--44 
Insulting as (un)parliamentary practice in the British and Swedish
 parliaments: A rhetorical approach
 Cornelia Ilie 45--86 
Negotiating conflict: Interruptions in British and Italian
 parliamentary debates
 Cinzia Bevitori 87--109 
Consent and dissent in British and Italian parliamentary debates on
 the 1998 Gulf Crisis
 Nicoletta Vasta 111--149
Legitimising and informative discourse in the Kosovo debates in the
 British House of Commons and the Italian Chamber of Deputies
 Denise Dibattista 151--184
Threat and fear in parliamentary debates in Britain, Germany and Italy
 Paul Bayley, Cinzia Bevitori and Elisabetta Zoni 185--236
Ways of talking about work in parliamentary discourse in Britain and
 Paul Bayley and F�lix San Vicente 237--269
'Truth, Justice and the American way': The APPRAISAL SYSTEM of
 JUDGEMENT in the U.S. House debate on the impeachment of the
 President, 1998
 Donna R. Miller 271--300
Parliamentary discourse when things go wrong: Mapping histories,
 contexts, conflicts
 Teresa Carb� 301--337
Text and Context of parliamentary debates
 Teun A. van Dijk 339--372

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