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Title: Totalitarian Political Discourse?
Subtitle: Tolerance and Intolerance in Eastern and East Central European Countries -Diachronic and Synchronic Aspects - In collaboration with Karsten Senkbeil
Edited By: Beatrix Kreß
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?263276
Series Title: Hildesheimer Schriften zur Interkulturellen Kommunikation. Hildesheim Studies in Intercultural Communication
Description:

This volume contributes to the study of political and especially totalitarian language in the countries of the former Eastern Bloc, by bringing together not only diachronic and synchronic aspects, but also by including different media types, such as newspapers, the internet, and different discourse types, e.g. environmental and gender discourses. The combination of historical and contemporary perspectives in many contributions add comparative dimensions, while also shedding light on relevant socio-political developments and phenomena in those post-communist countries, thus uniting linguistic methods with cultural studies.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783631632765
Pages: 200
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