The Dynamics of Political Discourse

Forms and functions of follow-ups

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Buy this e-book

Price: $143.00+Taxes
Add to favourites
image of The Dynamics of Political Discourse
  • Editors: Anita Fetzer1, Elda Weizman2, and Lawrence N. Berlin3
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027268242

Rethinking Sinclair and Coulthard’s sequentiality-based notion of the follow-up, this volume explores its forms and communicative functions in traditional and contemporary modes of communication (parliamentary sessions, interviews, debates, speeches, op-eds, discussion forums and Twitter) wherein political actors address challenges to their political agenda and to their political face. In so doing, the volume achieves two major advances. First, its contributions expand the understanding of follow-ups beyond the traditional focus on structural sequentiality, considering communicative function as a defining feature of a follow-up. Second, it broadens the understanding of what constitutes political discourse, as not being limited to a single discourse, but also being able to span multiple discourses of different forms and speech events over time.

Subjects: Discourse studies; Pragmatics; Communication Studies

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Augsburg; 2: Bar-Ilan University; 3: Northeastern Illinois University

Chapters loading Please wait...
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address