Political Language

Total 17 Posts

Brexit Newspeak: End of free movement of people is ‘freedom’.

2 min read
Brexiters told us that Brexit meant freedom. One month on... how free do Britons actually feel now?

How Brexit changed the English language.

4 min read
Brexit leaves a legacy of colourful expressions and perhaps a new awareness among speakers that language is a battleground rather than a tool for labelling an objective reality.

We compared the language of populist leaders with their mainstream opponents – The results were unexpected.

6 min read
Populists leaders are supposed to use simpler language than their opponents. A comprehensive study shows this is not always the case.

When politicians use hate speech, political violence increases.

4 min read
My research shows that when politicians use hate speech, it is not just empty rhetoric or political theater: Domestic terrorism increases, in the US and in other countries.

Fox News uses the word ‘hate’ much more than MSNBC or CNN.

5 min read
The conservative cable news channel particularly favors the term when explaining opposition to Donald Trump. This framing of the news can lead Fox viewers to see the world as us versus them.

Lisa Nandy and the importance of words.

3 min read
Words are incredibly important in politics. It is not good enough to try and analyse what you say after you have said it.

Reading George Orwell can help us understand Boris Johnson.

3 min read
Boris Johnson uses the kind of language that conceals meaning rather communicates it clearly and honestly.
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