Language and Ideology

Volume 2: descriptive cognitive approaches

René Dirven † | University of Duisburg
ORCID logoRoslyn M. Frank | University of Iowa
ORCID logoCornelia Ilie | Stockholm University
ISBN 9789027237125 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781556197314 (USA) | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027299536 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
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Together with its sister volume on Theoretical Cognitive Approaches, this volume explores the contribution which cognitive linguistics can make to the identification and analysis of overt and hidden ideologies. This volume shows that descriptive tools which cognitive linguistics developed for the analysis of language-in-use are highly efficient for the analysis of ideologies as well. Amongst them are the concept of grounding and the speaker’s deictic centre, iconographic reference, frames, cultural cognitive models as a subgroup of Idealized Cognitive Models, conceptual metaphors, root metaphors, frames as groups of metaphors, mental spaces, and conceptual blending.
The first section ‘Political metaphor and ideology’ discusses topics such as Nazi Germany, discrimination of Afro-Americans, South Africa’s “rainbow nation”, and the impeachment campaign against President Clinton. The second section, on cross-cultural “Otherness” deals with cultural clashes such as those between the Basque symbolic world and the general European value systems; between the Islam and the West, determining its treatment of Iraq in the Gulf War; and between Hong Kong “Otherness” and centuries of Western dominance. The third section deals with ‘Metaphors for institutional ideologies’ and concentrates on the globalisation of the North and South American markets, on insults in (un)parliamentary debates, and on the Internet being for sale.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 205] 2001.  vi, 264 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“As a group, these papers contribute substantively to the broad project of cognitive linguistics. They offer an understanding of meaning as a proces rather than a structure. [...] And, at a fundamental level, they equip the reader with the ability to see text as chronicles of the working of the human mind.”
“[...] the papers give a good overview of recent work on language and ideology within the framework of cognitive linguistics, and introduce the reader to useful descriptive tools.”
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2006. Metaphor Scenarios in Public Discourse. Metaphor and Symbol 21:1  pp. 23 ff. DOI logo
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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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