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When populists call populists populists: ‘Populism’ and ‘Populist’ as political keywords in German and British political discourse

When populists call populists populists: ‘Populism’ and ‘Populist’ as political keywords in German and British political discourse
When populists call populists populists: ‘Populism’ and ‘Populist’ as political keywords in German and British political discourse
‘Populism’ has become a common keyword in politics, international news coverage as well as in academic disciplines observing political discourse. When analysing ‘populist’ discourse, linguistic discourse analysts normally refer to one of the theoretical conceptualisations from political science in order to describe how populists do populism in discourse.
This paper aims to start from the opposite perspective. Based on a German and British newspaper corpus between 2012 and 2017 and combining a corpus driven approach on with tools from comparative politico-linguistic discourse analysis (Kranert 2019), it asks empirically how the terms ‘populism’ and ‘populist’ are used to categorize political action and to structure the political discourse space in Germany and the UK. It reveals, which types of political discourse are delegitimised through the use of the term.
Palgrave Macmillian
Kranert, Michael
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Kranert, Michael
Kranert, Michael
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Kranert, Michael

Kranert, Michael (2020) When populists call populists populists: ‘Populism’ and ‘Populist’ as political keywords in German and British political discourse. In, Kranert, Michael (ed.) Discursive Approaches to Populism Across Disciplines: The Return of Populists and the People. Palgrave Macmillian.

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Abstract

‘Populism’ has become a common keyword in politics, international news coverage as well as in academic disciplines observing political discourse. When analysing ‘populist’ discourse, linguistic discourse analysts normally refer to one of the theoretical conceptualisations from political science in order to describe how populists do populism in discourse.
This paper aims to start from the opposite perspective. Based on a German and British newspaper corpus between 2012 and 2017 and combining a corpus driven approach on with tools from comparative politico-linguistic discourse analysis (Kranert 2019), it asks empirically how the terms ‘populism’ and ‘populist’ are used to categorize political action and to structure the political discourse space in Germany and the UK. It reveals, which types of political discourse are delegitimised through the use of the term.

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Submitted date: 28 February 2020
Accepted/In Press date: 30 June 2020
Published date: 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 439569
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/439569
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Date deposited: 30 Jun 2020 16:31
Last modified: 17 Dec 2020 17:32

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Author: Michael Kranert
Editor: Michael Kranert

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