Populist Discourse brings together experts from both linguistics and political science to analyse the language of populist leaders and the media's representation of populism in different temporal, geographical and ideological contexts, including Nazi Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Austria, Greece, the UK, the US and South America. With 17 contributions split into four sections, Populist Discourse covers a variety of approaches such as corpus-based discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis and political perspectives, making it a timely dissection for students and researchers working in linguistics, political science and communication.

chapter |14 pages


Unravelling populist discourse

part I|1 pages

Populism, politics and communication

chapter 1|16 pages

The politics of authenticity in populist discourse

Rhetorical analysis of a parliamentary speech by Podemos

chapter 2|18 pages

The rise of populist parties in Italy

Techno-populism between neo-liberalism and direct democracy

chapter 3|14 pages

Rewriting the news

The amphibious relationship between populist Podemos and print media in Spain

chapter 4|16 pages

Populism and the media factor

A comparative perspective on the Portuguese presidential candidates

chapter 5|20 pages

Populist discourse in the 21st century

The definition of otherness on Twitter in the cases of Spain, Bolivia and Venezuela

part II|1 pages

A corpus-based discourse analysis of populism

chapter 6|17 pages

Us vs. them

Polarization and populist discourses in the online electoral campaign in Spain

chapter 8|16 pages

For the many, not the few

A transitivity analysis of Labour’s 2017 manifesto as a driving force for promoting a populist Britain

chapter 9|20 pages

Little old UK voting Brexit and some Austrian friends

A corpus-driven analysis of the 2016 UK right-wing tabloid discourse

chapter 10|18 pages

Disability in the populist press

An investigation of British tabloids

chapter 11|17 pages

Speculations about the future

Populism and climate change in news discourse

part III|1 pages

Rhetoric, critical discourse analysis and populism

chapter 14|17 pages

Donald Trump is a Conqueror

How the cognitive analysis of Trump’s discourse reveals his worldview

chapter 16|17 pages

New politics and the voice of the people

A study of populist language in Spanish political discourse: the case of Podemos