Gambling with the Future: The Gambling Vocabulary in the Political Discourse of Parliamentary Brexit Debates

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Description

The aim of this paper is to propose a framework for comprehensive multidimensional qualitative analysis of corpus data studied at different levels: linguistic, pragmatic, discoursal, cognitive and semiotic. The research focuses on the study of gambling references (metaphors and similes, in particular) in a million-word corpus of UK parliamentary Brexit debates built from Hansard online. The concept of framing is used to account for a variety of meanings conveyed by gambling vocabulary in the debate. The gambling references frame all aspects of the debate: the subject matter, discourse itself, communicative situation and discourse participants. The proposed framework enables the capture of multiple layers of meaning carried by gambling references in Brexit discourse.
Period25 Jul 2018
Held atPoetics and Linguistics Association Conference 2018
Event typeConference
LocationBirmingham, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational