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Author Twardzisz, Piotr, 1967-
Title The language of interstate relations [electronic resource] : in search of personification / Piotr Twardzisz
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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1. The Language of International Actorness -- 2. The Politicization of Linguistic Research -- 3. Metaphor and Methods of Metaphor Identification -- 4. The Metaphorized Language of IR -- 5. In Search of the 'State is a Person' Metaphor -- 6. The Metonimization of the State -- 7. Semantic Extensions
"The language of international relations theory and practice has traditionally been claimed metaphorical. Among several metaphors discussed in the literature, the 'state is a person' metaphor has been unanimously claimed as pervading the language of world affairs. This book challenges the cognitive dogma of the ubiquity and pervasiveness of the personification of the political state, both in its conceptual and linguistic varieties. The detailed data-driven research provides ample evidence against the widely held view of the ubiquity of this metaphor. It also casts doubt on the overrated role of metonymy in the language of international politics. Polemical in nature, the book critiques conceptual metaphor for its contribution to the growing ideologization of research. It offers a cognitive and realistic solution to many of the dilemmas. "-- Provided by publisher
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Link Print version: Twardzisz, Piotr, 1967- Language of interstate relations 9781137332691 (DLC) 2013022491 (OCoLC)834978683
Subject Language and languages -- Political aspects
Interstate relations
Identity politics
Oral communication -- Political aspects
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture bisacsh
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