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Politics of Language


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The Politics of Language series covers the field of language and cultural theory and publishes radical and innovative texts in this area. In recent years the developments and advances in the study of language and cultural criticism have brought to the fore a new set of questions. The shift from purely formal, analytical approaches has created an interest in the role of language in the social, political and ideological realms and the series will seek to address these new problems with a clear and informed approach. The intention is to gain recognition for the central role of language in individual and public life.

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Defiant Discourse Speech and Action in Grassroots Activism

Defiant Discourse: Speech and Action in Grassroots Activism

1st Edition

By Tamar Katriel
October 30, 2020

In this timely and innovative book, Tamar Katriel takes a language and discourse-centred approach to the subject of peace activism in Israel-Palestine, one of the most significant political issues of our time, while also posing more general questions about the role played by language in activist ...

The Politics of Palestinian Multilingualism Speaking for Citizenship

The Politics of Palestinian Multilingualism: Speaking for Citizenship

1st Edition

By Nancy Hawker
May 21, 2019

The Politics of Palestinian Multilingualism: Speaking for Citizenship provides an essential contribution to understanding the politics of Israel/Palestine through the prism of sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. Arabic-speakers who also know Hebrew resort to a range of communicative strategies...

Moral Talk Stance and Evaluation in Political Discourse

Moral Talk: Stance and Evaluation in Political Discourse

1st Edition

By Joe Spencer-Bennett
April 26, 2018

This book is about moral talk in contemporary British political discourse, drawing on speeches, debates and radio phone-ins. Using a critical sociolinguistic approach, Spencer-Bennett explores the language people use to communicate moral judgement and highlights the relations between the things ...

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