LINGUIST List 33.133

Mon Jan 17 2022

Books: History, Discourse, and Policy in Modern Turkey: Çakmak

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 05-Dec-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: History, Discourse, and Policy in Modern Turkey: Çakmak
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Title: History, Discourse, and Policy in Modern Turkey
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 95
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/dapsac.95

Author: Alper Çakmak
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027258472 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027258472 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027258472 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210036 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210036 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210036 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Abstract:

Through critical discourse analysis (CDA) and the discourse-historical approach (DHA), this book probes into political discourse imbued with historical legacies, with particular focus on explicating the structure and function of AKP stories and its relationship with Turkish politics. It offers an alternative way of reading the transformation in such politics via the pattern of "deconstruction", "reconstruction", and "policymaking". It systematically delineates how President R. Tayyip Erdoğan’s political discourse evokes dialog that embodies the grand legacy of history, deconstructs the mentality of the opposition, reconstructs an alternative dialog, and converts discourse into policy. The book breaks a new ground by introducing a theoretical framework on the relationship between political discourse and policy. It traces how political stories sourced largely by appropriated historical themes and figures enable rhetoricians to weave simple yet good and influential stories to legitimize potential political action, by beguiling people’s hearts and minds.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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