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Journal Title: Journal of Language & Politics
Volume/Issue:   11/3
Date: 12/12/2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 167 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

Linking critical discourse analysis with translation studies: An example from BBC News
Bandar Al-Hejin 311 – 335

The ''image bite,'' political language, and the public/private divide: NBC News coverage of Hillary Clinton from scorned wife to Senate candidate
David Kaufer, Shawn J. Parry-Giles and Beata Beigman Klebanov 336 – 356

The discursive protection of national interests: Indigenous erasure in Internet news revisions
Philip T. Duncan 357 – 381

Not just any order!: Revealing identity constructions of Muslims in the Mohammad cartoons
Signe Kjær Jørgensen 382 – 404

Discourses of counter-Islamic-threat mobilization in post 9/11 documentaries
Yiannis Mylonas 405 – 426

From ''There are no Palestinian people'' to ''Sorry for their suffering'': Israeli discourse of recognition of the Palestinians
Zohar Kampf 427 – 447

The ''National Left'' in Israeli public discourse: A critique
Moran M. Mandelbaum 448 – 467

Book reviews

Hart, Christopher (ed.) (2011). Critical Discourse Studies in Context and Cognition.
Reviewed by Maciej Czerwiński 469 – 473

Dahlberg, Lincoln and Sean Phelan (eds.) (2011). Discourse Theory and Critical Media Politics.
Reviewed by Liu Lihua 474 – 477
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
 
LL Issue: 23.5230