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Analysing Political Discourse: Theory and Practice
Analysing Political Discourse: Theory and Practice Paul Chilton 0415314720 9780415314725 Analysing Political Discourseis a must for anyone interested in the way language is used in the world of politics. Based on Aristotles premise that we are all po
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Analysing Political Discourse: Theory and Practice by Paul Chilton

Analysing Political Discourseis a must for anyone interested in the way language is used in the world of politics. Based on Aristotles premise that we are all political animals, able to use language to pursue our own ends, the book uses the theoretical framework of linguistics to explore the ways in which we think and behave politically. Domestic and global politics come under the linguistic microscope. What do politicians really do in a radio interview? What verbal games do they play? The book draws on contemporary and high profile case studies. International in its perspective,Analysing Political Discoursealso considers the changing landscape of global political language post-September 11, focusing on self-legitimising language and the increasing use of religious imagery in political discourse. Bill Clintons address persuading his country to go to war in Kosovo is analyzed, and speeches by George Bush and Osama bin Laden are examined in relation to each other. Written in a lively andengaging style,Analysing Political Discourseoffers a new theoretical perspective on the study of language and politics, and provides an essential introduction to political discourse analysis.

Author: Paul Chilton

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2004-01-01

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Paul Chilton (Edition: 1) Paperback