Political Discourse Analysis: A Method for Advanced Students

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-12-06
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Norman Fairclough and Isabela Ietcu-Fairclough present their distinctive approach to political discourse analysis in this accessible new textbook. Adopting a critical discourse analysis approach with an emphasis on the dialectical-relational aspect, the book is divided into four sections, and begins by developing the analytical framework, then moves on to look at concepts and ideology. In a separate section a wide selection of case studies are analysed, including political texts from a variety of contexts and locations, with up to date examples including the recent economic crisis. The conclusion puts forward the authors " view of the field of political discourse analysis, moving towards their theory of political discourse and a methodology for researching it, and arguing for this approach against others. Presented it in an accessible format, this exciting new text is suitable for students and researchers in the fields of politics and discourse analysis.

Author Biography

Isabela Fairclough is Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Previously, she was Associate Professor at the University of Bucharest, Romania, and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Lancaster. Her publications include Discourse Analysis and Argumentation Theory: Analytical Framework and Applications (2006). Norman Fairclough is Emeritus Professor at the University of Lancaster, UK. He is 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.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Political discourse analysis and the nature of politicsp. 17
Practical reasoning: a framework for analysis and evaluationp. 35
Critical discourse analysis and analysis of argumentationp. 78
The economic crisis in the UK: strategies and argumentsp. 117
Values as premises in the public debate over bankers' bonusesp. 176,;
Deliberation as genre in the parliamentary debate on university tuition feesp. 200
Conclusionp. 235
Notesp. 246
Bibliographyp. 252
Indexp. 263
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