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What is Political discourse

Handbook of Research on Discourse Behavior and Digital Communication: Language Structures and Social Interaction
refers to the discourse practices engaged in by all actors – from politicians and organizations to citizens- in a political process.
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The YouTubification of Politics, Impoliteness and Polarization
Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-773-2.ch035
This aim of this chapter is to relate deindividuation to impoliteness and impoliteness to polarization. To that effect, sequences extracted from the comments section to videoclips posted on YouTube and related to the 2008 US primaries and presidential elections were subjected to a quantitative and a qualitative analysis. The analysis sought to confirm the hypothesis that polarization, within this context, would be related to an increase in positive impoliteness strategies. Also, this chapter raises important questions regarding the applicability of current theories of impoliteness to the study of polyloguic, intergroup communication as most of their tenets were developed to tackle dyadic, interpersonal communication. Impoliteness is seen as multifunctional within the context analyzed and, contrary to general belief, it is argued that it can be also constitutive, rather than just disruptive, of communal life.
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Structural, Information, and Regulation Aspects of Political Online and Classic Communication
Is a text determined by the theme of expression and asserting interests of political subjects considered in a situation of political communication.
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Intertextuality in Political Discourse
The text and talk of professional politicians or political institutions, such as presidents and prime ministers and other members of government, parliament or political parties, both at the local, national and international levels, includes both the speaker and the audience.
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