The Language of Deception

A Discourse Analytical Study

by Galasinski, Dariusz


Dariusz Galasinski employs a discourse analytical approach to the study of deception in The Language of Deception. The book focuses on the deceptive messages themselves -- how language is used to deceive others and what kinds of linguistic devices are used.

Galasinski develops a theory of deception based on his extensive study of debates and interviews of American and British politicians. Actual exchanges such as one in which a politician is asked the same question 14 times and evades it 14 times provide fascinating insight into deceptive linguistic practices.

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: March 2000
  • English
  • 9781452262109 / 076190915X
  • Pennsylvania
  • Primary Price: 33.99 GBP
  • Pages: 155
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: [edited by] Michael S. Sabel, Vernon K. Sondak, Jeffrey J. Sussman.
  • Page size: 27
  • Illustration: Illustrations
  • Biblio Notes: Formerly CIP.
  • Series: Surgical Foundations
  • Reference Code: BDZ0002634494