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Authoritative Discourse in Language Columns: Linguistic, Ideological and Social issues

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Edited By Sabine Schwarze and Carmen Marimon-Llorca

In this volume the team of the research group CIRCULA jointly addresses one of the topics of greatest interest to understand the relations between language and society: the representation of authority in discourses on language. And it does so through the analysis of the columns on language, a journalistic genre in which opinions of the language are accepted or rejected according to the criteria of some type of authority. The panromanic scope of the works – Latin America, Spain, Canada (Quebec), France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy – and the wide range of dates – XIX and XX centuries, which cover the entirety of its existence – allow a contrastive, diatopic and diachronic approach to the relations between language and power through this particular type of metalinguistic discourses in the press.

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