Exploring the Englishes of world politics

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Abstract

This issue intends to open the gates to unexplored areas of research and analysis in world Englishes from the prism of critical discourse analysis, by exploring how political discourse can take on the unique linguistic properties of the cultural contexts in which it is conceived and, accordingly, sculpt the identities of all those addressed or involved. As such, the issue borrows data from different parts of the world, including Ghana, Turkey, Britain, Singapore, America, India, and the Middle East, to investigate how political parties, political leaders, and socio-political movements are most persuasively narrativized when they play on local sentiment and language features representative of local communities and audiences, despite often common, populist aims.

Original languageEnglish
JournalWorld Englishes
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Linguistics and Language

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