Book notice: Political Discourse in the Media

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Mon Jul 16 14:04:34 UTC 2007

Political Discourse in the Media: Fetzer, Lauerbach (Eds)

Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 160, 2007 John Benjamins

Editors: Anita Fetzer and Gerda Eva Lauerbach


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.
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