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Decoding Political Discourse: Conceptual Metaphors and Argumentation

Conceptual Metaphors and Argumentation


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Maria-Ionela Neagu
    Pages 1-11
  3. Maria-Ionela Neagu
    Pages 39-72
  4. Maria-Ionela Neagu
    Pages 73-109
  5. Maria-Ionela Neagu
    Pages 110-116
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 117-129

About this book


This book provides an in-depth look into the cognitive and argumentative nature of political discourse with a focus on the role and place of conceptual metaphors in practical argumentation. Neagu's empirical investigation centres on the corpus of the American Presidential debates in 2008 and speeches by Barack Obama from 2009-2011.


Discourse politics metaphor argumentation Argumentation conflict discourse discourse analysis Index Symbol

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Petroleum-Gas University of PloieştiRomania

About the authors

Maria-Ionela Neagu is Senior Lecturer in the Philology Department at Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania. Her previous publications include Language Education Policies in Romania (2008, Romanian edition) and English Syntax. Basic Concepts: the Syntax of the Simple Sentence (2009).

Bibliographic information


"This is a valuable addition to the existing literature on cognitive and argumentative approaches to political discourse." - Isabela Fairclough, University of Central Lancashire, UK