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Are the metaphors underlying institutional and academic discourse on austerity reliable predictors of the stances adopted?

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This chapter analyses the choice and use of metaphors in the discourse of various policymakers and academics over the period 2008-2015. The corpora have first been read with pencil in hand to identify the main metaphorical fields, and then fed into a concordancer to gather more precise information. The analysis establishes that the same metaphorical fields are used by the advocates of and opponents to austerity who just select different properties, thus evidencing the argumentative power of metaphor. Broadening the analysis to include austerity discourse by politicians could provide more insight into the metaphors used by antiand pro-austerity camps.
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hal-04038348 , version 1 (20-03-2023)

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Catherine Resche. Are the metaphors underlying institutional and academic discourse on austerity reliable predictors of the stances adopted?. Kate Power, Tanweer Ali & Eva Lebduskova. Discourse Analysis and Austerity, Routledge, 2019, Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy, 978-1-138-63254-7. ⟨hal-04038348⟩
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