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Title: Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies on the Iraq Conflict
Subtitle: Wording the War
Edited By: John Morley
Paul Bayley
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

This volume seeks to illustrate the fundamental role of language in
political action, focusing on the war in Iraq. It combines quantitative
methods, based on a sophisticated modular corpus that was queried through
special software with the aim of identifying regularly occurring lexical
and semantic patterns, with classical discourse analysis, which seeks to
investigate naturally occurring language in the context in which it is
produced. Interpreting the field of politics quite widely, to include news
reporting and a quasi-judicial inquiry into the behavior of politicians and
journalists, discourses in the USA and the UK are considered. The central
purpose of the volume is to gain insights not just into language, and the
ways in which we can investigate it through a corpus, but also into the
ways in which political action is realized through discourse.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN: 0203868153
ISBN-13: 9780203868157
Pages: 350
Prices: U.S. $ 120.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415871379
ISBN-13: 9780415871372
Pages: 350
Prices: U.S. $ 120.00