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Title: Speaking of Europe
Subtitle: Approaches to complexity in European political discourse
Edited By: Kjersti Fløttum
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/dapsac.49
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 49
Description:

Recent years have witnessed the European Union struggling to keep Europe together in increasingly difficult economic and political circumstances. Communication within and about European institutions has become more challenging in this perplexing political environment, demonstrating the complex nature of EU political discourse. In order to highlight these complexities, the contributors to this volume present different theoretical and methodological approaches to the analysis of diverse facets of EU discourse, realized through a variety of linguistic and discursive phenomena. The approaches represent rhetorical theory, metaphor and conceptual theory, cognitive and corpus linguistics, lexical statistics, polyphony, logical semantics, pragmatic and philosophical perspectives. Through this multitude of perspectives the book complements existing approaches and suggests new approaches in the study of political discourse.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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