The Analysis of Political Discourse

Starting date
September 1, 2012
Duration (months)
90
Departments
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Managers or local contacts
Lorenzetti Maria Ivana
Keyword
political discourse, rhetoric, linguistic strategies

Starting from a textual and critical discourse analysis perspective, this project aims at investigating political discourse and its subgenres (political speeches, parliamentary debates, political interviews),in order to delineate its characterising features, rhetorical and linguistic strategies employed by politicians of different orientation from a contrastive perspective (English/Italian). Mixed text types and hybrid genres, such as political journalism, are also considered, evaluating new emerging trends, such as the use of irony. Costo previsto per le missioni: 8000 euro

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Funds: assigned and managed by the department

Project participants

Maria Ivana Lorenzetti
Assistant Professor
Research areas involved in the project
Lingua e linguistica inglese
English Corpus Linguistics
Publications
Title Authors Year
Crafting an effective message for the masses, or the art of populism: An Analysis of new populist rhetoric from a textual perspective Maria Ivana, Lorenzetti 2016
"Migrants as a threat: Current framing strategies of right-wing populists in Europe" Maria Ivana, Lorenzetti 2016
The Languages of Politics/La politique et ses langages Degani, Marta; Frassi, Paolo; Lorenzetti, Maria Ivana 2016
The Languages of Politics/La politique et ses langages. Volume 2 Degani, Marta; Frassi, Paolo; Lorenzetti, Maria Ivana 2016
"Populism as an All-Encompassing Category in Current Political Debate Lorenzetti Maria Ivana 2015
"Text Complexity and Political Discourse" M. I. LORENZETTI 2008

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