From text to political positions: The convergence of political, linguistic and discourse analysis

A.M.E. van Elfrinkhof, I. Maks, A.R. Kaal

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Abstract

Abstract: This chapter explores how three methods of political text analysis can complement each other to differentiate parties in detail. A word-frequency method and corpus linguistic techniques are joined by critical discourse analysis in an attempt to assess the ideological relation between election manifestos and a coalition agreement. How does this agreement relate to the policy positions presented in individual election manifestos and whose issues appear on the governmental agenda? The chapter discusses the design of three levels of text analysis applying text-as-data analysis; words-as-meaningful-data involving lexical-semantic analysis of subjectivity; and words-in-context analysis for variation in constructions of worldviews. We found that better results can be achieved for party positioning in combinations of qualitative and quantitative approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Text to Political Positions: Text analysis across disciplines
EditorsA.R. Kaal, I. Maks, A.M.E. van Elfrinkhof
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherJohn Benjamins
Pages297-324
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9789027206466
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameDAPSAC
Number55

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election manifesto
text analysis
discourse analysis
context analysis
linguistics
worldview
subjectivity
coalition
data analysis
semantics

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Gebeurtenis: T2PP Workshop

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van Elfrinkhof, A. M. E., Maks, I., & Kaal, A. R. (2014). From text to political positions: The convergence of political, linguistic and discourse analysis. In A. R. Kaal, I. Maks, & A. M. E. van Elfrinkhof (Eds.), From Text to Political Positions: Text analysis across disciplines (pp. 297-324). (DAPSAC; No. 55). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/dapsac.55.14elf
van Elfrinkhof, A.M.E. ; Maks, I. ; Kaal, A.R. / From text to political positions: The convergence of political, linguistic and discourse analysis. From Text to Political Positions: Text analysis across disciplines. editor / A.R. Kaal ; I. Maks ; A.M.E. van Elfrinkhof. Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 2014. pp. 297-324 (DAPSAC; 55).
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From text to political positions: The convergence of political, linguistic and discourse analysis. / van Elfrinkhof, A.M.E.; Maks, I.; Kaal, A.R.

From Text to Political Positions: Text analysis across disciplines. ed. / A.R. Kaal; I. Maks; A.M.E. van Elfrinkhof. Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 2014. p. 297-324 (DAPSAC; No. 55).

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van Elfrinkhof AME, Maks I, Kaal AR. From text to political positions: The convergence of political, linguistic and discourse analysis. In Kaal AR, Maks I, van Elfrinkhof AME, editors, From Text to Political Positions: Text analysis across disciplines. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2014. p. 297-324. (DAPSAC; 55). https://doi.org/10.1075/dapsac.55.14elf