Defining Functions of Danish Political Commentary

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  • Mette Bengtsson
In Denmark political commentary is still a relatively new phenomenon. This paper analyzes the metadiscourse in relation to political commentary to identify the different understandings that have coalesced around political commentary as a genre. I argue that people in different positions (e.g. citizens, politicians, journalists, political editors, chief editors and political commentators themselves) emphasize different explanations for the rise of the genre and thereby functions of political commentary as part of an argumentative strategy favouring their own interests
Original languageEnglish
JournalArgumentation: Cognition and Community. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA)
VolumeProceedings of the 9th International Conference of OSSA, May 18-21, 2011. Windsor, ON (CD ROM)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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