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Communicating Ideologies:

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Discourse, and Social Practice


Martin Pütz, JoAnne Neff van Aertselaer and Teun A. van Dijk

This volume grew out of the 29th International LAUD Symposium, held on March 27-29, 2002 at the University of Koblenz-Landau in Landau. The book represents one of the first modern studies that explores the relationships between language, discourse, and ideology from an international, multidisciplinary perspective. Therefore, it is centrally concerned with ideology and the mutual constitution of social practices and social structures through discourse. Unlike several earlier studies, the volume takes into account a number of linguistic theories and methods, thereby focussing on text and discourse as well as ecolinguistics and language policy. Many of the articles include detailed analyses of political texts and the media from particular socio-historic contexts, and all posit the ideological role of language in the enactment of activities, identities, and perspectives.
Contents: Teun van Dijk/JoAnne Neff-van Aertselaer/Martin Pütz: Introduction: Language, discourse and ideology – Teun van Dijk: Discourse, knowledge and ideology: Reformulating old questions and proposing some new solutions – Tahir Wood: Ideology: The power of prior discourse – E.F.K. Koerner: Ideology, ‘Resonanzbedarf’, and linguistic-philological scholarship – Jim Martin: Negotiating difference: Ideology and reconciliation – John McAndrew: Towards a framework for analyzing ideology: Applying intertextuality, heteroglossia and systemic functional linguistics – Begoña Núñez Perucha: Ideology, cognition and discourse revisited: Exploring counter-ideologies – Ulrike Altendorf: Language change and changing ideologies in and around RP – Ruth Wodak/Gilbert Weiss: Visions, ideologies and utopias in the discursive construction of European identities: Organizing, representing and legitimizing Europe – Simo K. Määttä: The European Union and the promotion of regional or minority languages: Ideologies of language in EC law and EU language policies – John Edwards: Ecolinguistic ideologies: A critical perspective – Terry Crowley: What can linguistics do for Pacific languages – Christa van der Walt: Globalization-speak in higher education: How we talk about lifelong learning – Lisa Philips Valentine/Allan K. McDougall: Constructing equality: Ideological transformation in Canadian political discourse – Montserrat Ribas Bisbal: Dominant public discourse and social identities: Immigration in Catalan parliamentary discourse – Donella Antelmi/Francesca Santulli: The construction of agreement as a rhetorical strategy: An example of political communication in Italy – Albina Levanova: Ideological premises in political discourse generation: An example from Russia – Susana M. Sotillo: Political discourse in cyberspace and outcomes in real time – Wolfgang Hünig: Political cartoons in the First World War: British and German perspectives – JoAnne Neff-van Aertselaer: Dialogic turbulence in social change advertising: Church versus state in Spain – Svetlana Kurteš: Semantics of hate speech: A model of analysis – Gerda Lauerbach: Statements to the press: Ideology in argumentative strategies and rhetorical stance – Raimund Schieß: «Too close to call»: CNN’s politics of captions in the coverage of the Florida recount.