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
ByEncarnación Hidalgo-Tenorio, Miguel-Ángel Benítez-Castro, Francesca De Cesare

part 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
ByEnrique Arroyas Langa, Victoria Fernández Ilundain

chapter 2|18 pages

The rise of populist parties in Italy

Techno-populism between neo-liberalism and direct democracy
ByEmiliana De Blasio, Michele Sorice

chapter 3|14 pages

Rewriting the news

The amphibious relationship between populist Podemos and print media in Spain
ByIsmael Ibáñez-Rosales

chapter 4|16 pages

Populism and the media factor

A comparative perspective on the Portuguese presidential candidates
ByPaula do Espírito Santo, Rita Figueiras

chapter 5|20 pages

Populist discourse in the 21st century

The definition of otherness on Twitter in the cases of Spain, Bolivia and Venezuela
ByJavier García-Marín, Óscar G. Luengo

part 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
ByAna Ruiz-Sánchez, Manuel Alcántara-Plá

chapter 7|16 pages

Imagining the people in UKIP and Labour

ByRuth Breeze

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
ByLeanne Bartley

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
ByPascual Pérez-Paredes

chapter 10|18 pages

Disability in the populist press

An investigation of British tabloids
ByMaria Cristina Nisco

chapter 11|17 pages

Speculations about the future

Populism and climate change in news discourse
ByKatherine E. Russo

part Part III|1 pages

Rhetoric, critical discourse analysis and populism

chapter 12|18 pages

Populist metaphorical utterances 1

ByJohn Keating, Belén Soria

chapter 13|15 pages

Populismus and aestheticisation in Nazi rhetoric

ByChristina Holgado-Sáez, Leopoldo La Rubia-Prado

chapter 14|17 pages

Donald Trump is a Conqueror

How the cognitive analysis of Trump’s discourse reveals his worldview
ByHeather McCallum-Bayliss

chapter 15|16 pages

Left-wing populist discourses in the Greek press

ByThemis Kaniklidou

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
ByFrancisco José Sánchez García

chapter 17|17 pages

Metaphors portraying right-wing politician Geert Wilders in Dutch political cartoons

ByCharles Forceville, Nataša van de Laar