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Book: The Power of Language

Chapter: Language and Political Fear

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.29707


Chapter 2 focuses on the relationship between language and political fear to examine how discursive choices result from people’s interactions in different social practices. The focus of the chapter is on an analysis of a discourse from one area of the SFL perspective introduced in Chapter 1 – the Ideational Metafunction.

Chapter Contributors

  • Lynne Young ( - book-auth-98) 'Carleton University, (retired)'
  • Michael Fitzgerald ( - book-auth-757)
  • Saira Fitzgerald ( - book-auth-756)