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This book departs from the premise that political discourse is intrinsically connected with media discourse, as shaped by its cultural and trans-cultural
characteristics. It presents a collection of papers which examine political discourse in the media from a cross-culturally comparative perspective in Arab,
Dutch, British, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Israeli, Swedish, US-American and international contexts. By using different theoretical frameworks, such
as conversation analysis, discourse analysis, pragmatics and systemic functional linguistics, the papers reflect current moves in political discourse
analysis to cross-disciplinary and methodological boundaries by integrating semiotics - particularly multi-modality, cognition, context, genre and