Moral Talk: Stance and Evaluation in Political Discourse

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This book is about moral talk in contemporary British political discourse, drawing on speeches, debates and radio phone-ins. Using a critical sociolinguistic approach, Bennett explores the language people use to communicate moral judgement and highlights the relations between the things that people say, the contexts in which they are said and the circulating ideologies about meaning and morality. This is key reading for students and scholars studying language, politics and critical discourse analysis, within linguistics and anthropology.


Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)9781138298156
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2018

Publication series

NamePolitics of Language