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Political Discourse Analysis - new from Isabela and Norman Fairclough

Published this month, Political Discourse Analysis is an exciting new textbook from Isabela and Norman Fairclough. Coming from experts in the field of language and linguistics, this text offers an insightful new approach to the analysis of political discourse, as the authors apply their extensive knowledge to this subject. Most importantly, they also maintain an accessible style, making this an ideal text for students and researchers alike.

The text presents this new approach by demonstrating how it can be applied to relevant examples, such as government reports, parliamentary debates, political speeches and online discussion forums. The authors analyze current events to provide a systematic and rigorous framework for use in students’ own research.

This exciting text is co-authored by Norman Fairclough, bestselling author of numerous titles, including New Labour, New Language? (2000), Analysing Discourse: Textual Analysis for Social Research (2003), and Language and Globalization (2006), all published by Routledge. Isabela Fairclough is Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, and her previous publications include Discourse Analysis and Argumentation Theory: Analytical Framework and Applications (2006). Working together, the authors have produced an exciting text that has already received positive reviews, describing it as 'an innovative and important extension of the reach of research into political language and discourse’ and suggesting that it will become an ‘essential reference point’.

Political Discourse Analysis is a useful and exciting teaching tool that will be of interest to a range of researchers and students interested in English language, linguistics, communication studies and politics. It is now available as a complimentary exam copy, to examine for potential adoption on relevant courses. Simply click here to request your copy.

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  1. Political Discourse Analysis

    A Method for Advanced Students

    By Isabela Fairclough, Norman Fairclough

    In this accessible new textbook, Isabela and Norman Fairclough present their innovative approach to analysing political discourse. Political Discourse Analysis integrates analysis of arguments into critical discourse analysis and political discourse analysis. The book is grounded in a view of...

    Published January 18th 2012 by Routledge