Parliamentary Discourses across Cultures: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Editor: Liliana Ionescu-Ruxăndoiu in collaboration with Melania Roibu and Mihaela-Viorica Constantinescu
Date Of Publication: Dec 2012
This volume looks at the growing interest of different specialists in the problems associated with political discourse, in general, and parliamentary discourse, as one of its major sub-genres, in particular. Its main goal is to offer a deeper understanding of the diversity of parliamentary practices across space and time. The papers aim to highlight the role played by local social and historical factors, ideologies, collective mentalities, and social psychology in building up culture-specific traditions of political institutions.
Approaching the problems from a large variety of theoretical perspectives, the investigations are based on flexible, interdisciplinary, and multi-layered methodologies, offering an image of the multifaceted manifestations of parliamentary debates.
The volume addresses specialists in several fields, such as linguistics, discourse analysis, history, political science, sociology, (social) anthropology, (social) psychology, media and communication.
Liliana Ionescu-Ruxăndoiu is a Professor in the Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Letters, at the University of Bucharest. She was Fulbright Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle (1990–1991), and Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna (1996–1999). Her teaching and research interests include pragmatics, discourse analysis, rhetoric, and argumentation. Her main publications are Naraţiune şi dialog în proza românească. Elemente de pragmatică a textului literar (Narrative and Dialogue in Romanian Fiction: Elements of a Pragmatics of Literary Texts; Bucharest: Editura Academiei, 1991); Conversaţia: structuri şi strategii. Sugestii pentru o pragmatică a românei vorbite (Conversation: Structures and Strategies. Suggestions for a Pragmatics of Spoken Romanian; Bucharest: All, 1995, 2nd edition 1999); and Limbaj şi comunicare. Elemente de pragmatică lingvistică (Language and Communication: Elements of Linguistic Pragmatics; Bucharest: All, 2003). She is the editor of several volumes, including Cooperation and Conflict in In-group and Intergroup Communication: Selected Papers from the Xth Biennial Congress of the IADA (Bucharest: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti, 2006); and Dialog, discurs, enunţ. In memoriam Sorin Stati (Dialogue, Discourse, Utterance: In Memoriam Sorin Stati; Bucharest: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti, 2010). She was a member of the board of IADA (2005–2012) and coordinator of several projects, including a corpus of verbal interaction in present-day Romanian, and a project on Romanian parliamentary discourse (CNCSIS grant 2136/2008).
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