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Information and Persuasion

Studies in Linguistics, Literature, Culture, and Discourse Analysis

Edited By Maria-Ionela Neagu and Domnita Tomescu

This transdisciplinary study gathers research papers that reveal the multifarious facets of the concept of «persuasion». It is argued that regardless of its degree of intentionality, the act of persuasion underlying each information item prompts the interlocutors to cross the borders of political, historical, linguistic, narrative, psychotherapeutic, and even marketing configurations. The contributors’ contention is that political thinking and ideology-grounded linguistic patterns act as a form of social control, both informing and shaping the sense of identity of the manipulated masses and of the oppressed.

«Taking a sociolinguistic turn, this volume of interesting scholarly works addresses matters of ideological loadings in a variety of genres, contributing to the development of new research paradigms.» – Bledar Toska, University of Vlora «Ismail Qemali»

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and efficiency, leading the department until the date of her retirement. Not only did Professor Gabriela Duda assemble a team of highly-capable teaching staff, but she also developed an undergraduate and a master’s program which have since trained generations of teachers at all levels in the Romanian Education System. The present-day accomplishments of the Philology Department owe much to Professor Gabriela Duda’s efforts, dedication and fine example of scientific rigor.

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