The discursive practice of addressing in the Romanian Parliament

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In the parliamentary environment, the discursive practice of addressing is subject to socio-cultural constraints. On the one hand, one may identify the social significance of the institution where MPs work; on the other hand, the MPs of a country share a set of cultural expectations, which are closely related to social and communicative activities. On the websites of some national Parliaments, such as New Zealand or the United Kingdom, there is a section presenting the particular ritual of addressing to the members of this institution. Such information is not recorded in writing on the website of the Chamber of Deputies of the Romanian Parliament. In this paper, I will analyse forms of address as they are used by members of the Romanian Parliament and identify a recurrent pattern of addressing in the interventions during parliamentary sessions. I will mainly focus on forms of address and will suggest a typology for an institutional discursive practice.


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