Critical approaches to the political discourse of crisis: Examples from the Prime Minister’s address before the Greek referendum

Published: Jul 17, 2018
Critical Discourse Analysis imaginary systemic-functional linguistics transitivity Greek referendum 2015
Δημήτρης Σεραφής

Drawing on the framework of Critical Discourse Analysis and following the principle of macro-level and micro-level interrelation, the present paper examines the discursive representations of the “we” group in the address of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for the Greek Referendum 2015. In our theoretical discussion we employ the notion of imaginary. Our data come from the official website of the Greek Prime Minister. Focusing on the micro-level we draw on the framework of systemic-functional linguistics to form our analytical proposal and we conduct an analysis of transitivity structures in extracts of the address.

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Δημήτρης Σεραφής, Panteion University & University of Neuchâtel
Δρ., Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο & Université de Neuchâtel
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