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Political discourse during the European economic crisis: epistemic stance and legitimizing strategies in Greek political discourse (2010-2012)

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dc.contributor.author Polymeneas, Georgios-Alexandros
dc.contributor.other Dijk, Teun Adrianus van, 1943-
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Traducció i Ciències del llenguatge
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-14T02:21:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-14T02:21:56Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-09
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10803/664234
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/36081
dc.description.abstract This study presents a multidisciplinary framework for the analysis of evidential meaning in the Greek political discourse during the period of the current European debt crisis, and moving beyond a mere content analysis it sheds light on how political elites position themselves towards the knowledge they communicate, taking also into consideration the several ideological and political aims related with the legitimization of austerity. Our main point is that the construction of evidential meaning is a form of a social act, therefore an approach is developed that enhances the discursive approaches to the Epistemic Stance with a detailed theory of context. Emphasizing the context sensitivity of the expression of evidential meaning, we spell out the various Epistemic Stance types adopted by the political actors across several institutional genres, as well as their legitimizing function, since they enhance the speakers’ evidential standing and authority during the struggle for exercising epistemic control over the audience.
dc.format application/pdf
dc.format 439 p.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Universitat Pompeu Fabra
dc.rights L'accés als continguts d'aquesta tesi queda condicionat a l'acceptació de les condicions d'ús establertes per la següent llicència Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source TDX (Tesis Doctorals en Xarxa)
dc.title Political discourse during the European economic crisis: epistemic stance and legitimizing strategies in Greek political discourse (2010-2012)
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.date.modified 2018-12-12T14:15:37Z
dc.subject.keyword Context
dc.subject.keyword Epistemic stance
dc.subject.keyword Evidentiality
dc.subject.keyword Knowledge
dc.subject.keyword Legitimization
dc.subject.keyword Political discourse
dc.subject.keyword 81

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