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LINGUIST List 24.3411

Fri Aug 30 2013

Books: The Language of Interstate Relations: Twardzisz

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 30-Aug-2013
From: Hattie Clarke <hattie.clarkepalgrave.com>
Subject: The Language of Interstate Relations: Twardzisz
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Title: The Language of Interstate Relations
Subtitle: In Search of Personification
Published: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
                http://www.palgrave.com

Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=668523

Author: Dr Piotr Twardzisz
Hardback: ISBN: 9781137332691 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 50
Abstract:

The language of international relations theory and practice has traditionally been claimed metaphorical. Among several metaphors discussed in the literature, the 'state is a person' metaphor has been unanimously claimed as pervading the language of world affairs. This book challenges the cognitive dogma of the ubiquity and pervasiveness of the personification of the political state, both in its conceptual and linguistic varieties. The detailed data-driven research provides ample evidence against the widely held view of the ubiquity of this metaphor. It also casts doubt on the overrated role of metonymy in the language of international politics. Polemical in nature, the book critiques conceptual metaphor for its contribution to the growing ideologization of research. It offers a cognitive and realistic solution to many of the dilemmas.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Semantics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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