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Title: Political Discourse in Transition in Europe (1989-1991)
Edited By: Paul Chilton
Mikhail V Ilyin
Jacob L. Mey
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 36
Description:

The year 1989 brought political upheavals in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, the effects of which have not yet ended. The political discourse of the Cold War period disintegrated and gave way to competing alternatives. The contributors to this book are linguists, discourse analysts and social scientists, from all corners of the continent, whose tools of analysis shed light on the crucial two years of transition during which political concepts and political interaction changed in dramatic and sometimes violent ways.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556193297
ISBN-13: 9781556193293
Pages: 272pp
Prices: U.S. $ 149
 
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