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Language of Politics

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ISBN-10: 0415201780

ISBN-13: 9780415201780

Edition: 1999

Authors: Adrian Beard

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This textbook in the Intertext series offers students practical experience of textual analysis focused on the language of politics. It can be used individually or with the series core textbook.
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/4/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 132
Size: 6.93" wide x 9.69" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Where do they stand?
Left, right and centre
Satire: leaping and creeping
St Albion
What do they stand for?
The problem of truth
Metaphor and metonymy
The power of metaphors
The power of metonymy
The power of analogy
The art of spin
Making speeches
The soundbite age
The importance of three
Contrastive pairs
We are a grandmother
Lend me your ears
Winning elections: slogans and posters
Party slogans
Party posters
Saints and demons
Winning elections: national and local manifestos
Platform - the American Democratic Party
Manifestos - the British Conservative and Labour parties
Local campaigns
Reporting the results
Answering questions
Types of question
Confrontational questions
Parliamentary Question Time
Cheats and liars
Index of terms