Denotation Shifts in New Coinages in Media Discourses on Politics

Tarasheva, Elena (2022) Denotation Shifts in New Coinages in Media Discourses on Politics. In: Figurativity across Domains, Modalities and Research Practices. Social Sciences . Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 283-297. ISBN 9781527577879

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The Chapter traces instances of how the intensional content of words in political discourse can be manipulated. The analysis is conducted on a dataset specifically constructed for the purposes of this study; the dataset consists of commentaries from a Bulgarian radio talk show. A list of keywords from the talk show is extracted and the intensional content of the words in the list is investigated. Petofi’s representation of the lexicon item in discourse is employed to compare the referents and the meanings associated with the various occurrences of specific items in the dataset. The focus falls on (a) items’ meanings interpreted as representing intensional content, and (b) the way they are transferred from dictionary definitions and injected with components from other lexicon items. The claim is that this type of figuration represents what is known as political spin.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:corpus assisted discourse studies, political discourse, journalism, intensional meanings, figuration, spin
Subjects:Language. Linguistics. Literature > Comparative linguistics
Language. Linguistics. Literature > Language
Political sciences > Political sciences. Theory and philosophy
Sociology.Anthropology > Social sciences
ID Code:4534
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Elena Tarasheva
Deposited On:20 Apr 2022 13:54
Last Modified:06 Jun 2022 11:40

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