Political discourse in the media: cross-cultural perspectives

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This book departs from the premise that political discourse is intrinsically connected with media discourse, as shaped by its cultural and transcultural characteristics. It presents a collection of papers which examine political discourse in the media from a cross-culturally comparative perspective in Arab, Dutch, British, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Israeli, Swedish, US-American and international contexts. By using different theoretical frameworks, such as conversation analysis, discourse analysis, pragmatics and systemic functional linguistics, the papers reflect current moves in political discourse analysis to cross-disciplinary and methodological boundaries by integrating semiotics, particularly multimodality, cognition, context, genre and recipient design.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Number of pages379
ISBN (Print)978-90-272-5403-0
ISBN (Electronic)9789027292278
Publication statusPublished - 27.06.2007

Publication series

NamePragmatics & beyond
ISSN (Print)0166-6258

    Research areas

  • English - Communication Studies, Discourse studies, pragmatics