The journal Mots. Les Langages du Politique falls within the scope of an interdisciplinary perspective between Language Sciences, Political Science, and Information and Communication Sciences.
Mots. Les Langages du Politique publishes thematic feature articles, articles under the heading of "Varia," research papers, and reviews. The articles are published in French and accompanied by abstracts with key words in French, English, and Spanish.
The journal is published with support from the CNRS, and the scientific support of the UMR CRAPE, ICAR, Triangle, the EA CEDITEC and the Société d'étude des langages du politique (SELP).
Reprendre la parole de l'autre en politique
Reiterating the words of others in politics
Issue no. 122 of Mots focuses on the phenomenon of the flow of discourse in the political sphere. It aims to report on the different ways in which utterances are reiterated and the forms they take, and to determine the specific aims and effects of this discourse which is (re)iterated in the context of public debate.
Restons groupés ! La construction discursive des relations sociales
Let's stick together! The discursive construction of social relations
Group formation in part happens through discourses that contribute to invent, sustain and transform our imagination of society. This collection of articles proposes an account of the discursive construction of groups, which is wider than the question of naming social or political groups.
Nom d'un parti ! Pour une onomastique partisane
Nom d'un parti! Partisan onomastics
The names of political organizations are proper nouns with specific features: they name groups, they are chosen by those they will collectively name, and their wording belongs to the common lexicon. This collection of studies tackles party names in a wide variety of situations, countries and ideological persuasions.
The present collection of articles sheds light on the vibrant research field of discourse analysis on ecological and environmental controversies, which includes studies of lexicon, discourse and argument. The articles analyze several controversies (on fracking, geothermics or planning projects) as well as the citizens' perception of the future.
The terror attacks of 2015-2016 in France occasioned a lot of commentary. This dossier aims to analyse the unfolding of post-terror attack discourse with perspective. Articles discuss the place given to emotions, the framing modalities of terrorist events and the degree of consensus expressed in post-terror attack discourse
This dossier aims to study a recent phenomenon that is usually called "soundbites".
In the wake of pioneer work on that multifaceted subject, we have opted for a transdisciplinary approach that includes the sciences of language and communication as well as social sciences.
Dire ou ne pas dire la « race » en France aujourd'hui
The R-word: talking/not talking about race in France today
The use of "race", which spans labelling and identification processes, is debated in France today, whether the term race is used or when the concept is activated. This dossier examines the derms of the debate and analyses how “race” is being talked about or not in some political or media discourses.
Public discourse is rife with lay and expert talk on the economic crisis. A variety of narratives by politicians, journalists and citizens got woven into representations of "the economic crisis". This issue of Mots focuses on some of those narratives with the combined insights of linguistics, political science and sociology.
Equal rights for men and women, regularly reaffirmed by the regulations and feminist demands, requires a political speech, involving a balanced gender representation. How concretely put into practice, in France, in the absence of strong institutional recommendations?
Premier dossier Las cadenillas de Hercules : stratégies discursives de l'argumentation pour convaincre, persuader et séduire (Moyen âge et Siècle d'or)
The cadenillas de Hercules: discursive strategies of argumentation to convince, persuade and seduce (Middle Ages and Golden Age)