The Linguistic and Rhetorical Legacy of the Prague Spring: Reading the Czechoslovak Communist Party Daily, Rudé právo , from the Late 1980s

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620830
Title:
The Linguistic and Rhetorical Legacy of the Prague Spring: Reading the Czechoslovak Communist Party Daily, Rudé právo , from the Late 1980s
Authors:
Dickins, Tom
Abstract:
This study uses a corpus-informed lexicological approach to analyse texts published in the Czechoslovak Communist Party daily Rudé právo during the final years of Communist rule in Czechoslovakia. The analysis aims to uncover how far such texts represented a departure from or a reaffirmation of the norms of the pre-Gorbachev era and, in particular, the role that they played in the Party’s attempt to control interpretations of the 1968 Prague Spring. The investigation also considers ways in which the texts sought to construct a ‘new’ reality in the light of the changes in the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact countries. The article maintains that the ‘authoritative discourse’ model represents an especially useful analytical framework for evaluating the impact of ideological language in the context of the Communist system. The model both helps to explain the relative acquiescence of most of the population, and also to track the extent to which the ‘coded’ message of the approved discourse was successful in slowing the demise of the regime.
Citation:
The Linguistic and Rhetorical Legacy of the Prague Spring: Reading the Czechoslovak Communist Party Daily, Rudé právo , from the Late 1980s 2016, 14 (1):26 Central Europe
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Central Europe
Issue Date:
18-Oct-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620830
DOI:
10.1080/14790963.2016.1235881
Additional Links:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14790963.2016.1235881
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1479-0963
Appears in Collections:
CTTR

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dc.contributor.authorDickins, Tomen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-09T15:20:49Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-09T15:20:49Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-18-
dc.identifier.citationThe Linguistic and Rhetorical Legacy of the Prague Spring: Reading the Czechoslovak Communist Party Daily, Rudé právo , from the Late 1980s 2016, 14 (1):26 Central Europeen
dc.identifier.issn1479-0963en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14790963.2016.1235881-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620830-
dc.description.abstractThis study uses a corpus-informed lexicological approach to analyse texts published in the Czechoslovak Communist Party daily Rudé právo during the final years of Communist rule in Czechoslovakia. The analysis aims to uncover how far such texts represented a departure from or a reaffirmation of the norms of the pre-Gorbachev era and, in particular, the role that they played in the Party’s attempt to control interpretations of the 1968 Prague Spring. The investigation also considers ways in which the texts sought to construct a ‘new’ reality in the light of the changes in the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact countries. The article maintains that the ‘authoritative discourse’ model represents an especially useful analytical framework for evaluating the impact of ideological language in the context of the Communist system. The model both helps to explain the relative acquiescence of most of the population, and also to track the extent to which the ‘coded’ message of the approved discourse was successful in slowing the demise of the regime.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14790963.2016.1235881en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Central Europeen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectCzechoslovak Communismen
dc.subjectNormalizationen
dc.subjectPrague Springen
dc.subjectpolitical rhetoricen
dc.subjectideological languageen
dc.subjectRudé právoen
dc.subjectPoučeníen
dc.subjectVáclav Havelen
dc.subjectMiloš Jakešen
dc.titleThe Linguistic and Rhetorical Legacy of the Prague Spring: Reading the Czechoslovak Communist Party Daily, Rudé právo , from the Late 1980sen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalCentral Europeen
dc.date.accepted2016-09-
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