Newspeak revisited: an analysis of selected aspects of PiS speeches concerning the 2019 Polish parliamentary election

Martyna Awier

Uniwersytet w Białymstoku


Abstract

The study aims to examine the parliamentary campaign discourse of politicians of PiS
(Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, lit. Law and Justice), the main right-wing Polish party, with
a view to determining whether their language displays some similarities with Polish
Newspeak used in the era of Communism. The research corpus consists of public statements
of the most important PiS politicians delivered in the election campaign from June
to October 2019. The research material comes from a plethora of online media sources,
especially records of PiS conventions and from online newspapers. The selected texts
underwent close scrutiny and stylistic analysis. This allowed for determining the patterns
of Newspeak employed in this right-wing party parliamentary campaign.


Keywords:

Newspeak, PiS, political discourse, parliamentary election campaign


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2022-06-30

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Awier, M. (2022). Newspeak revisited: an analysis of selected aspects of PiS speeches concerning the 2019 Polish parliamentary election . Prace Językoznawcze, 24(2), 181–196. https://doi.org/10.31648/pj.7742

Martyna Awier 
Uniwersytet w Białymstoku



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