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LINGUIST List 24.775

Tue Feb 12 2013

Books: The Pragmatics of Political Discourse: Fetzer (Ed)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 11-Feb-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: The Pragmatics of Political Discourse: Fetzer (Ed)
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Title: The Pragmatics of Political Discourse
Subtitle: Explorations across cultures
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 228
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.228

Editor: Anita Fetzer
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272393 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272393 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272393 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 76.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256331 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.40
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256331 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 76.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027256331 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Abstract:

The volume promotes a pragmatic perspective to the analysis of political discourse as multilayered mediated discourse. The chapters cross the disciplinary and methodological boundaries of speech act theory, social positioning theory, and argumentation theory and rhetorics. They address the strategic use of address terms and irony, the form and function of questions, and the expression of certainty in the contexts of parliamentary discourse, interview, talkshow, phone-in programme and motion of support across different discourse domains. Different cultural contexts are represented, including Africa, the Middle East, different parts of Europe and the United States.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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