Representation of Domination in the Latest Moscow Mayoral Election Campaign (Anti-immigrant Discourse)
The work is based upon the critical discourse studies (Van Dijk) and conceptual metaphor theory (Lakoff) and analyses the corpus of programs by candidates for mayor officially published during the latest electoral campaign in Moscow. The discursive reproducrion of domination and inequality can be seen, in different variations, in all the programs under scrutiny.
This paper deals with the metaphoric representation of the concept cash in professional discourse. It is based on the analysis of conceptual metaphors in English written texts produced by students majoring in economics. The paper focuses on the metaphor as a means of verbalizing special knowledge in a professional type of economic discourse. A comprehensive analysis, applied by the author, contributes to the development of a metaphoric model of the concept cash.
This work is based upon the critical discourse studies [Van Dijk 2008] and analyses the corpus of programs by candidates for mayor officially published during the latest electoral campaign in Moscow. The topic is important for modern sociolinguistics as well as political linguistics because the analysis of this segment of political discourse vividly shows the models of tackling the hard issue of immigration which became one of the central disputable points during that campaign. The corpus of electoral programs shows the official position of the candidates worked out by spin doctors and other consultants. They represent well-thought theses rather than spontaneuos speech, that is why it is important to analyze how immigration topic is described consciously, in written speech.
The research applied for research abilities of critical discourse analysis for new religious movements’ analysis. A long tradition of religion research in social sciences had a lot of theoretical issues. In this paper we show how theory is used for empirical survey.
The paper introduces some results of researching conceptual metaphors that form the semantics of English adjectives denoting mental characteristics of people. Several conceptual metaphors based on humans’ ontological experience are discussed, namely metaphors of acting upon an object and zoomorphic ones.
This book envisions Łódź, a city in present-day central Poland, the region’s textile industrial hub, to have been the capital of the Polish 19th century. Its history is a tale of struggle with modern change in Eastern Europe. The authors boldly challenge the romantic and noble-based Polish cultural imaginary, offering instead a revolutionary path to understanding confrontation with modernity in the region.
The book examines local press debates during four pivotal periods, each of which stimulated self-reflection on the idea of the modern city:
– Rapid industrial growth in the tsarist borderlands;
– State crafting after WWI;
– Socialist restructuring after 1945;
– Transition and deindustrialization after 1989.
Together these insights constitute a multi-faced portrait of 20th century urban experience beyond the metropolis, in different historical contexts.
This innovative, interdisciplinary work deftly integrates urban and cultural history, historical sociology and discourse research. It will be of great value to Polish and Jewish studies’ specialists, as well as those in the field of Eastern European and Slavic studies. The book also addresses core intellectual debates within urban studies, modernity studies and historical discourse analysis worldwide.