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Journal Title: Journal of Language & Politics
Volume/Issue:   12/3
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 170 pp.

Table of Contents

Managing ideological differences in joint political press conferences: A study of the strategic use of the personal pronoun ‘we’
Ulla Moberg and Göran Eriksson
315 – 334

Pragmatics meets ideology: Digraphia and non-standard orthographic practices in Serbian online news forums
Dejan Ivković
335 – 356

Strategic maneuvering in the political rhetoric of Barack Obama
Manfred Kienpointner
357 – 377

What’s in a word? Your enemy combatant is my refugee : The role of simultaneous interpreters in negotiating the lexis of Guantánamo in the European Parliament
Morven Beaton-Thome
378 – 399

Event-construal in press reports of violence in two recent political protests: A cognitive linguistic approach to CDA
Christopher Hart
400 – 423

The meanings of “war”: From lexis to context
Annabelle Lukin
424 – 444

Citizenship, community, and counter-terrorism: UK security discourse, 2001–2011
Malcolm N. MacDonald, Duncan Hunter and John P. O'Regan
445 – 473

Martín Rojo, L. (2010). Constructing Inequality in Multilingual Classrooms. New York: Mouton De Gruyter. ISBN: 978-3-11-022663-8 (hb), pp. 422, £99.95
Reviewed by Laura Camargo-Fernández
474 – 479

Hall, C., S. Slembrouck and S. Sarangi (2006). Language Practices in Social Work: Categorisation and Accountability in Child Welfare. London: Routledge. ISBN 978–0415356879 (hb), pp. 198, £70.00.
Reviewed by Ismaeil Fazel
480 – 484
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Writing Systems
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Swedish
Serbian
 
LL Issue: 24.4058