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Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN 1569-2159
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9862
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Abstract

This article explores the role of language used by the Australian prime minister and other politicians in swaying Australian public opinion against ‘boat people’, focusing especially on particular lexical items. The article contextualizes the representation and treatment of asylum seekers and the language used to do this, both generally in the contemporary period and in the history of Australia as a British outpost in the Pacific. It relates this to other issues expressed linguistically concerning national identity.

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2005-01-01
2019-05-19
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): language and identity , language of exclusion , refugees and ‘political correctness’
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