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Title: The Pragmatics of Political Discourse
Subtitle: Explorations across cultures
Edited By: Anita Fetzer
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/pbns.228
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 228
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027256331
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027272393
Prices: U.S. $ 135.00
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Europe EURO 90.00