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Journal Title: Journal of Language & Politics
Volume/Issue:   11/4
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 158 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

The discursive construction of the good death and the dying person: A discourse-theoretical analysis of Belgian newspaper articles on medical end-of-life decision making
Leen Van Brussel and Nico Carpentier 479 – 499

Elite behaviour and elite communication in a divided society: The Belgian federal coalition formation of 2007
Kris Deschouwer and Martina Temmerman 500 – 520

Death penalty discourses and the U.K. polity: A critical analysis
Eugene Flanagan 521 – 542

Missing the logic of the text: Lord Butler’s report on intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction
Carole Boudeau 543 – 561

Terrorism rhetoric under the Bush Administration: Discourses and effects
Valentina Bartolucci 562 – 582

The symbolic construction of communism in Turkish anti-communist propaganda during the Cold War
Aylin Özman and Aslı Yazıcı Yakın 583 – 605

Loch Piny Owacho : The Luo cognitive semantic models of political contest
Daniel Onyango 606 – 626

Book reviews

Tekin, Beyza Ç. (2010). Representations and Othering in Discourse: The Construction of Turkey in the EU Context
Reviewed by Véronique Magaud 627 – 631

Hodges, Adam (2011). The “War on Terror” Narrative: Discourse and Intertextuality in the Construction and Contestation of Sociopolitical Reality.
Reviewed by Patricia L. Dunmire 632 – 636
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
 
LL Issue: 24.1011