The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics, Hardback Book

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics Hardback

Edited by Ruth Wodak, Bernhard Forchtner

Part of the Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics series


The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics provides a comprehensive overview of this important and dynamic area of study and research.

Language is indispensable to initiating, justifying, legitimatising and coordinating action as well as negotiating conflict and, as such, is intrinsically linked to the area of politics.

With 45 chapters written by leading scholars from around the world, this Handbook covers the following key areas: Overviews of the most influential theoretical approaches, including Bourdieu, Foucault, Habermas and Marx;Methodological approaches to language and politics, covering - among others - content analysis, conversation analysis, multimodal analysis and narrative analysis; Genres of political action from speech-making and policy to national anthems and billboards;Cutting-edge case studies about hot-topic socio-political phenomena, such as ageing, social class, gendered politics and populism. The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics is a vibrant survey of this key field and is essential reading for advanced students and researchers studying language and politics.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 716 pages, 19 Line drawings, black and white; 19 Halftones, black and white; 18 Tables, black and wh
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociolinguistics
  • ISBN: 9781138779167



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops