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Discursive Transition in Central and Eastern Europe

Norman Fairclough

in Discourse as Cultural Struggle

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9789622098114
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206830 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.003.0004
Discursive Transition in Central and Eastern Europe

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This chapter examines discourse in the process of social change in Eastern and Central Europe. It discusses the application of a transdisciplinary framework and critical discourse analysis in evaluating societal transition in this region, focusing on the case of the recontextualization of the European Union's strategy to develop a knowledge-based economy and information society in Romania. It also analyzes the Romanian government policy text.

Keywords: discourse; social change; Eastern Europe; Central Europe; transdisciplinary framework; discourse analysis; European Union; knowledge-based economy; information society; Romania

Chapter.  10391 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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