The Language of Crisis

Metaphors, frames and discourses

Mimi Huang | Northumbria University, UK
ORCID logoLise-Lotte Holmgreen | Aalborg University, Denmark
ISBN 9789027204967 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027261540 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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In times of crisis, how do people conceptualise and communicate their experiences through different forms and channels? How can original research in cognitive linguistics, discourse analysis and crisis studies advance our understanding of the ways in which we interact with and communicate about crisis events? In answering these questions, this volume examines the unique functions, features and applications of the metaphors and frames that emerge from and give shape to crisis-related discourses. The chapters in this volume present original concepts, approaches, authentic data and findings of crisis discourses in a wide range of organisational, political and personal contexts that affect a diverse body of language users and communities. This book will appeal to a broad readership in linguistics, sociological studies, cognitive sciences, crisis studies as well as language and communication researchers and practitioners.
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“I must say that I am positively impressed and fascinated too by the studies presented in the book in which theories are put into practice for the well-being of people and social advancement. In terms of organization, the overall structure of the text is highly effective. The chapters follow a clear organizational template (abstracts, theory or approach, data analysis, findings and discussion). This is particularly useful for readers to compare and contrast different studies in order to increase their understanding. Overall, this book is inspirational, and it should serve as an excellent reference for students, teachers and researchers in the areas of cognitive linguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis and crisis studies.”
“The book offers thought-provoking findings on how metaphors and frames are utilized by social agents in constructing crisis processes in a range of complex sociocultural situations. It will serve as an important reference for readers interested in crisis management and communication, discourse analysis, and cognitive linguistics.”
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2022. Chapter 1. Communicating science in crisis societies. In Science Communication in Times of Crisis [Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, 96],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Thielemann, Nadine & Daniel Weiss
2023. Introduction and overview. In Remedies against the Pandemic [Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, 102],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo

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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019057625 | Marc record