LINGUIST List 29.4487

Tue Nov 13 2018

Books: Cognitive Rhetoric: Browse

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Date: 01-Nov-2018
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Cognitive Rhetoric: Browse
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Title: Cognitive Rhetoric
Subtitle: The cognitive poetics of political discourse
Series Title: Linguistic Approaches to Literature 31
Published: 2018
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/lal.31

Author: Sam Browse
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263445 Pages: 235 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263445 Pages: 235 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027263445 Pages: 235 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027201546 Pages: 235 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027201546 Pages: 235 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027201546 Pages: 235 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This book sets out a framework for investigating audience responses to political discourse. It starts from the premise that audiences are active participants who bring their own background knowledge and political standpoint to the communicative event. To operationalise this perspective, the volume draws on concepts from classical rhetoric alongside contemporary research in cognitive stylistics and cognitive linguistics (including schema theory, Text World Theory, Cognitive Grammar, and mind-modelling, amongst others). It examines the role played by the speaker’s identity, the arguments they make, and the emotions of the audience in the – often critical – reception of political text and talk, using a diversity of examples to illustrate this three-dimensional approach – from political speeches, interviews and newspaper articles, to more creative text-types such as politicised rap music, television satire and filmic drama. The result of this wide-ranging application is a holistic and systematic account of the rhetorical and ideological effects of political discourse in reception.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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