Analyzing Political Speeches (Current Issues in Language and Society)

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This volume deals with political speeches, particularly commemorative addresses, from the perspective of critical discourse analysis. Such addresses are characterized as representative and epideictic, as exemplified by an address by the Dutch Queen Beatrix to the Knesset during her 1995 state visit to Israel. Critical consideration is given to the role of rhetoric within political discourse analysis.

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Christina Schaffner is a senior lecturer in the School of Languages and European Studies at Aston University (Birmingham, UK), Co-director of the Institute for the Study of Language and Society, and Secretary General of the European Society for Translation Studies. Her main research interests are translation studies, political discourse, textlinguistics, and metaphors. Her publications include Language and Peace (co-edited with Anita Wenden, 1995), Cultural Functions of Translation (co-edited with Helen Kelly-Holmes, 1995), Conceiving of Europe - Diversity in Unity? (co-edited with Andreas Musolff and Michael Townson, 1996), Translation and Quality (ed., 1997), Translation and Norm (ed.,1999) and articles in various journals."

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