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Populist discourses : The rhetoric of exclusion in written genres.

Wodak, Ruth (2003) Populist discourses : The rhetoric of exclusion in written genres. Document Design : Journal of Research and Problem Solving, 4 (2). pp. 133-148. ISSN 1388-8951

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Abstract

Populist rhetoric is not restricted to rightwing or leftwing political parties. Populist rhetoric is characterized through multiple linguistic strategies which allow the persuasive inclusion of many, also contradictory electorates, and the exclusion of "others". This paper examines written genres from the media and coalition agreements in Austria, since the so-called "Wende" in the year 2000 when a new coalition gevernment was decided upon between the People’s Party and the rightwing populist party, the Freedom Party. Through the detailed linguistic analysis of texts, some (linguistic) explanations for the success of rightwing populist parties in the European Union member states will be offered.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Document Design : Journal of Research and Problem Solving
Uncontrolled Keywords: Critical discourse analysis ; discourse historical approach ; media analysis ; rhetorical strategy ; calculated ambivalence ; implications ; insinuation ; written genres
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 1609
Deposited By: Prof Ruth Wodak
Deposited On: 18 Feb 2008 16:53
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2013 14:49
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1609

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