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Title: Parliamentary Discourses across Cultures
Subtitle: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Edited By: Liliana Ionescu-Ruxăndoiu
Melania Roibu
Mihaela-Viorica Constantinescu
URL: http://www.c-s-p.org/flyers/Parliamentary-Discourses-across-Cultures--Interdisciplinary-Approaches1-4438-4197-8.htm
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This volume looks at the growing interest of different specialists in the problems associated with political discourse, in general, and parliamentary discourse, as one of its major sub-genres, in particular. Its main goal is to offer a deeper understanding of the diversity of parliamentary practices across space and time. The papers aim to highlight the role played by local social and historical factors, ideologies, collective mentalities, and social psychology in building up culture-specific traditions of political institutions. Approaching the problems from a large variety of theoretical perspectives, the investigations are based on flexible, interdisciplinary, and multi-layered methodologies, offering an image of the multifaceted manifestations of parliamentary debates. The volume addresses specialists in several fields, such as linguistics, discourse analysis, history, political science, sociology, (social) anthropology, (social) psychology, media and communication.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1443841978
ISBN-13: 9781443841979
Pages: 320
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