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The task of parliaments is basically linguistic task they produce speak they usually produce texts. usually, the pursuits that this discourse goals to meet are related worldwide, to valid or contest laws, to symbolize different pursuits, to scrutinise, the task of presidency, to steer opinion and to recruit and advertise political actors. however the discourse of other nationwide parliaments is topic to edition, in any respect linguistic degrees, at the foundation of heritage, cultural specificity, and political tradition particularly. by using a number of analytical instruments of practical linguistics, this quantity seeks to supply explanatory analyses of parliamentary discourse in numerous international locations - Britain, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden and the us - and to discover its peculiarities. each one bankruptcy outlines a selected methodological framework and its software to circumstances of parliamentary discourse on very important concerns equivalent to battle, eu integration, impeachment and immigration.

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