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Constructing contexts through grammar: Cognitive models and conceptualisation in British Newspaper reports of political protests

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Published
Publication date21/11/2013
Host publicationDiscourse in Contexts
EditorsJohn Flowerdew
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9781623563059
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameContemporary Applied Linguistics
PublisherContinuum
Volume3

Abstract

In this chapter, I analyse, from the perspective of the Cognitive Linguistic Approach to CDA, representations of political protests in British newspapers and the cognitive models that these representations reflect and (re)construct in the minds of readers. The analysis focuses on the alternative image schemas which are available to construe protest events and how patterns of construal might index wider ideological discourses. A comparative analysis is undertaken of online press reports of violence in the UK student fees protests on the 10 and 24 of November 2010.