Date: 13 January 2009
A new book entitled "Discourse and Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe", co-edited by Aleksandra Galasinska (University of Wolverhampton) and Michal Krzyzanowski (LAEL, Lancaster University), has just been published. The volume explores the discursive construction of post-1989 social change in Central and Eastern Europe. Encompassing a set of national case studies on countries such as Czech Republic, former East-Germany, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia or other Balkan states, the volume explores processes of post-communist transformation from the point of view of accelerating and unique dynamics of linguistic and discursive practices. Providing in-depth, systematic analysis of discourse in different situations, contributions to the volume analyse diverse forms of social, political, cultural, economic or institutional transformation in post-communist contexts. The analysis points to several differences and similarities between ways in which discourse influences the unprecedented social change across Central and Eastern Europe. Further information available from Palgrave Macmillan.
News website: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=278712
Associated staff: Michal Krzyzanowski
Associated projects: DYLAN: Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity EU-Sixth-Framework Integrated Project (IP)
Associated departments and research centres: Language, Ideology and Power Group (LIP), Linguistics and English Language