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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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Maria-Ionela Neagu and Sky MarsenIntroduction: Persuasion Matters

I.  Persuasion: From Structure to Discourse

Domniţa Tomescu and Monica BusuiocLes verbes persuasifs en roumain

Diana CosteaL’embrayage temporel au niveau de la séquence textuelle et son rôle argumentatif/persuasif

Silvia Krieb StoianApproximation as a means of persuasion in Romanian written press

Loredana StoicaConsumption and myth in advertising

Ioana JieanuClassroom code-switching: between information and persuasion

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