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Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse

Language and the Complex of Ideology

A Socio-Cognitive Study of Warfare Discourse in Britain

Authors: Douifi, Mohamed

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  • Applies a multifaceted methodology to examine how ideology is embedded in the micro and macro structures of language
  • Provides a theoretically-grounded and empirically illustrated critique of the scope and limitations of Critical Discourse Studies
  • Conducts an exhaustive quantitative analysis of the lexico-semantic components of a large corpus of news articles and political speeches
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This book undertakes a systematic analysis of the workings of ideology in discourse, using an interdisciplinary approach that links language, cognition and society. Through examination of two corpora - a collection of British newspaper articles and a set of political speeches - the author examines Britain's involvement in the Iraq War (2003), and critically assesses the language practices which constructed a pro-war ideology under Tony Blair's premiership. Drawing on a constellation of concepts from van Dijk's socio-cognitive model, this book carries out both qualitative and quantitative analyses and conceptualises discourse as a nonlinear, highly discursive and socio-cognitive phenomenon. This innovative work will appeal to students and scholars of Cognitive Linguistics, Quantitative Linguistics, Social Constructivism, Critical Discourse Analysis, Political Sciences and Communication Studies.



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Mohamed Douifi is Lecturer in British Studies at the Department of English, University of Algiers -2, Algeria. His research interests are Critical Discourse Studies and Cultural Theory with a focus on studying how knowledge, power, and ideology are packaged in the micro and macro structures of language.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language and the Complex of Ideology
Book Subtitle
A Socio-Cognitive Study of Warfare Discourse in Britain
Authors
Series Title
Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76547-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76547-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76546-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09519-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 221
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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