LINGUIST List 30.4174

Tue Nov 05 2019

Books: Discourse and Political Culture: Kranert

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Date: 01-Nov-2019
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Discourse and Political Culture: Kranert
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Title: Discourse and Political Culture
Subtitle: The language of the Third Way in Germany and the UK
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 86
Published: 2019
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/dapsac.86

Author: Michael Kranert
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027262042 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027262042 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027262042 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204219 Pages: 298 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204219 Pages: 298 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204219 Pages: 298 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This book presents a new approach to comparative politico-linguistic discourse analysis. It takes a transdisciplinary stance and combines analytical tools from linguistic discourse analysis (keywords, metaphors, argumentation, genre) and political science (political culture, comparative politics, ideologies). It is comprehensive in its introduction of approaches from the German tradition of politico-linguistics. This tradition has not, thus far, been accessible to a non-German speaking readership and hence the volume adds insights into the mechanics of political discourse from a diverse set of viewpoints.

The book analyses the modernisation discourses in social democratic parties in Britain and Germany between 1994 and 2003, a project that was named ‘Third Way’. It demonstrates how political language and political culture are related and how politicians will adapt a global ideology to local political circumstances in order to convince the electorate. At the same time, the book presents new insights into the German political culture and the version of Third Way discourses in the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) under the leadership of Gerhard Schröder which have played a key role in shaping current political discourse in Germany. It concludes with a model for the study of political discourse which makes the work relevant to scholars in Social Sciences and beyond.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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