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Books: Discourse Analysis: Chilton, Schaffner (eds.)

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  1. paul, Politics as Text and Talk: Chilton, Schaffner (eds)

Message 1: Politics as Text and Talk: Chilton, Schaffner (eds)

Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 13:27:48 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Politics as Text and Talk: Chilton, Schaffner (eds)

Title: Politics as Text and Talk
Subtitle: Analytic approaches to political discourse
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 4
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Paul Chilton, University of East Anglia 
Editor: Christina Sch�ffner, Aston University 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588112489, Pages: x, 246 pp., Price: USD 63.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027226946, Pages: x, 246 pp., Price: EUR 70.00

Human beings are political animals. 
They are also articulate mammals. 
How are these two aspects linked? 

This is a question that is only beginning to be explored. The present
collection makes a contribution to the investigations into the use of
language in those situations which, informally and intuitively, we
call "political". Such an approach is revealing not only for politics
itself but also for the human language capacity. Each chapter
outlines a particular method or analytic approach and illustrates its
application to a contemporary political issue, institution or mode of
political behaviour. As a whole, the collection aims to give a sample
of current research in the field. It will interest those who are
beginning to carry the research paradigm forward, as well as provide
an introduction for newcomers, whether they come from neighbouring or
remote disciplines or from none.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 . Introduction: Themes and Principles in the Analysis of
	 Political Discourse
 Paul Chilton and Christina Sch�ffner 

Part I: Institutions and Identities 
Chapter 2. Politicization and Depoliticization: Employment Policy in
	 the European Union
 Peter Muntigl 
Chapter 3. Phraseological Units in Parliamentary Discourse 
 Stefan Elspass 
Chapter 4. Ceremonial Text and Talk: A Functional-Pragmatic Approach 
 Christoph Sauer 
Chapter 5. Fragmented Identities: Redefining and Recontextualizing
	 National Identity
 Ruth Wodak 

Part II. Interaction and cognition 
Chapter 6. 'Put Bluntly, You Have Something of a Credibility Problem':
	 Sincerity and Credibility in Political Interviews
 Anita Fetzer 
Chapter 7. Political Discourse and Political Cognition 
 Teun A. van Dijk

Lingfield(s): Discourse Analysis
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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