Title

Political Discourse Analysis: Exploring the Language of Politics and the Politics of Language

Publication Title

Language & Linguistics Compass

Publication Date

11-2012

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1002/lnc3.365

Keywords

political discourse, political discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis

Disciplines

Discourse and Text Linguistics | Political Science

Abstract

This essay overviews the body of research known as political discourse analysis (PDA). I begin by situating this work within the linguistic and political turns that took place in the latter part of the 20th century within the human and social sciences. I then discuss different conceptions of what comprises the political and the appropriate objects of study for PDA. Adopting an inclusive conception of politics and discourse, I consider the relationship between PDA and critical discourse analysis (CDA). I close with a review of studies of political discourse in terms of their theoretical and analytic frameworks and the socio-political issues they address.

Publisher

Wiley

Publisher Location

Hoboken, NJ


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