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Semantic constructions of citizenship in the British, French, and Italian press

Paul Bayley and Delphine Giuliani

in European Identity

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199602308
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739156 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602308.003.0006

Series: IntUne

Semantic constructions of citizenship in the British, French, and Italian press

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Chapter 6 analyses the lexeme ‘citizen’ in the French, Italian, and British press. Among its findings it shows that, from a quantitative point of view, the lexeme is far more frequent in the Italian corpus than in the other two; that European citizenship is represented less frequently in the British press than in the French and Italian press; that citizenship is semantically associated with ‘rights’ in all three corpora, but with duties only in the French press; and that in all three corpora, citizenship is associated with ‘education’, though in rather different ways.

Keywords: citizenship; semantic association; collocation profile

Chapter.  15388 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: European Union

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