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Defining *Eastern Europe'


Defining *Eastern Europe'

A Semantic Inquiry into Political Terminology

von: Piotr Twardzisz

95,19 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 25.04.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783319773742
Sprache: englisch

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This book offers a linguistic-semantic analysis of the expression ‘Eastern Europe’ in international English-language media discourse and academic discourse. Interdisciplinary in nature, it provides insights beyond semantics and lexicology, commenting on the politics, history, economy and culture of the region. Its thorough analysis of ‘Eastern Europe’ as a linguistic entity, surrounded and affected by other linguistic entities, allows for a systematic description of the term’s linguistic ‘behaviour’ in specialist written discourse. The author measures the ‘quantity’ and ‘quality’ of ‘Eastern Europe’ in specialist discourse, painting a holistic picture of how it appears in English-language quality texts published in the last twenty-five years. This book will appeal to students and scholars of cognitive linguistics, semantics, lexicology and lexicography, and to specialists working on history, political theory and international relations as they relate to Eastern Europe.
Chapter 1: Western Perspectives and Vantage Points.- Chapter 2: Historical Events and Developments.- Chapter 3: Problematic Terms and Concepts.- Chapter 4: Dominant Themes and Geographic Components.- Chapter 5: Current Data and Statistics.- Chapter 6: Meanings and Interpretations.- Chapter: 7 Semantic Primes and Definitions.
Piotr Twardzisz is Associate Professor in the Institute of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw, Poland. His research interests focus on specialist languages, figurative language, word-formation, lexicology and terminology, as well as international affairs. Piotr is author of Zero Derivation in English: A Cognitive Grammar Approach (1997), Patterns of English Word-Formation (2010), The Language of Interstate Relations: In Search of Personification (2013) and numerous articles. 
This book offers a linguistic-semantic analysis of the expression ‘Eastern Europe’ in international English-language media discourse and academic discourse. Interdisciplinary in nature, it provides insights beyond semantics and lexicology, commenting on the politics, history, economy and culture of the region. Its thorough analysis of ‘Eastern Europe’ as a linguistic entity, surrounded and affected by other linguistic entities, allows for a systematic description of the term’s linguistic ‘behaviour’ in specialist written discourse. The author measures the ‘quantity’ and ‘quality’ of ‘Eastern Europe’ in specialist discourse, painting a holistic picture of how it appears in English-language quality texts published in the last twenty-five years. This book will appeal to students and scholars of cognitive linguistics, semantics, lexicology and lexicography, and to specialists working on history, political theory and international relations as they relate to Eastern Europe.
Delineates meaningful and rigorous definitions of the concepts ‘Eastern Europe’ and ‘Central Europe’Analyses the term ‘Eastern Europe’ as a Western inventionGoes beyond linguistics to discuss the political, historical, economic and cultural concepts that lie behind ‘Eastern Europe’

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