Speaking of Europe

Speaking of Europe

Approaches to Complexity in European Political Discourse

eBook - 2013
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John Benjamin Pub Co
Recent years have witnessed the European Union struggling to keep Europe together in the increasingly difficult economic and political situation. Communication within and about European institutions has become more challenging in this perplexing political environment, throwing into relief the complex nature of EU political discourse. In order to highlight these complexities, the contributors to this volume present different theoretical and methodological approaches to the analysis of diverse facets of EU discourse, realized through a variety of linguistic and discursive phenomena. The aim of the book is to demonstrate a series of theories and methodologies which can be fruitful for analyzing and making sense of different complexities of political discourse. The approaches represent rhetorical theory, metaphor and conceptual theory, cognitive and corpus linguistics, lexical statistics, polyphony, logical semantics, pragmatic and philosophical perspectives. Through this multitude of perspectives the book complements existing approaches and suggests new approaches in the study of political discourse.

Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins, ©2013
ISBN: 9789027272034
Characteristics: 1 online resource (191 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Fløttum, Kjersti


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