Argumentation and Appraisal in Parliamentary Discourse

Argumentation and Appraisal in Parliamentary Discourse

Ernest Jakaza (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe)
Release Date: April, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 302
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8094-2
ISBN13: 9781522580942|ISBN10: 1522580948|EISBN13: 9781522580959|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781522594611
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Political debates have reached unprecedented levels of interest around the globe as more individuals begin to comprehend government proceedings and discourse. Utilizing this knowledge, individuals are becoming attentive to political language, but they lack information on the motivation behind it.

Argumentation and Appraisal in Parliamentary Discourse seeks to interrogate the argumentation practices and appraisal forms realized in parliamentary discourse on various topics. While highlighting topics that include legislative immunity, political rivalry, and language evolution, it features crucial discourse-pragmatic research on parliamentary proceedings from various parliamentary settings. This book is recommended for linguists, politicians, professionals, and researchers working in the fields of discourse analysis, linguistics, politics, communication sciences, sociology, and conversational analysis.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Emotional Discourse
  • Gender Sensitivity
  • Intersubjective Stances
  • Language Evolution
  • Legislative Immunity
  • Nonverbal Codes
  • Political Maturity
  • Political Rivalry
  • Rhetoric Language
  • Verbal Behavior
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Editor/Author Biographies

Ernest Jakaza, PhD, is a Senior lecturer in the Department of English and Communication at Midlands State University, Zimbabwe. He has published articles in international Journals like Language Matters, Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, African Journal of Rhetoric among many and book chapters in Political Discourse in Emergent, Fragile, and Failed Democracies (IGI Global Publishers), Let’s talk politics. New essays on deliberative rhetoric (John Benjamin). His research interests are in appraisal theoretical discourse analysis, argumentation discourse, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics.

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