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Language and Manipulation in House of Cards

A Pragma-Stylistic Perspective

Authors: Sorlin, Sandrine

  • Encompasses stylistic analysis of the House of Cards from the perspective of discourse and dialogue exchanges 
  • Considers the socio-cultural context in which the series was created and the specificities of the TV medium
  • Exposes the strategies of interpersonal manipulation involving language use by key characters in the series
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This book is to date the first monograph-length study of the popular American political TV series House of Cards. It proposes an encompassing analysis of the first three seasons from the unusual angles of discourse and dialogue. The study of the stylistic idiosyncrasies of the ruthless main protagonist, Frank Underwood, is completed by a pragmatic and cognitive approach exposing the main characters’ manipulative strategies to win over the other. Taking into account the socio-cultural context and the specificities of the TV medium, the volume focuses on the workings of interaction as well as the impact of the direct address to the viewer. The book critically uses the latest theories in pragmatics and stylistics in its attempt at providing a pragma-rhetorical theory of manipulation.

About the authors

Sandrine Sorlin is Professor of English language and linguistics at Aix-Marseille University and specialises in stylistics and pragmatics. She is a member of the LERMA research team and a Fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF). She is also the current chair of the French society for English stylistics (Société de Stylistique Anglaise).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Power & (Fictional) Politics

    Sorlin, Sandrine

    Pages 1-32

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  • Macrostructure and Linguistic Characterization

    Sorlin, Sandrine

    Pages 33-64

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  • Concealing, Distorting and Creating Reality

    Sorlin, Sandrine

    Pages 65-105

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  • Manipulative Moves: Between Persuasion and Coercion

    Sorlin, Sandrine

    Pages 107-141

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  • The Art of Winning Over through Face-Work: Success and Failure

    Sorlin, Sandrine

    Pages 143-191

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55848-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 89,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55847-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language and Manipulation in House of Cards
Book Subtitle
A Pragma-Stylistic Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55848-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55848-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55847-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 267
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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