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Title: Contesting Europe's Eastern Rim
Subtitle: Cultural Identities in Public Discourse
Edited By: Ljiljana Saric
Andreas Musolff
Stefan Manz
Ingrid Hudabiunigg
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847693242
Series Title: Multilingual Matters
Description:

Since 1989, Europe’s eastern rim has been in constant flux. This collection
focuses on how political and economic transformations have triggered
redefinitions of cultural identity. Using discursive modes of identity
construction (deconstruction, reconstruction, reformulation, and invention)
the book focuses on the creation of opposition to old and new 'outsiders'
and 'insiders' in Europe. The linguistic study of discourse elements in
connection with an exploration of the significance of metaphors in
anchoring individual and collective identity is innovative and allows for a
unique analysis of public discourse in Europe.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847693242
Pages: 248
Prices: U.K. £ 69.95
U.S. $ 129.95