Legiones y Falanges: construcción lingüístico-discursiva del enemigo

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The press, in addition to reflecting a “vocation of information “, performs a series of social functions, among which the formation of citizens and of critical recipients of mediatic discourse stands out. Yet, especially in some socio-political contexts, the press can be a vehicle for a certain type of ideology, becoming an instrument to orient the recipient or, in extreme cases, manipulate them, in order to justify or reinforce the image of a dominant ideological group. In this sense, the magazine Legiones y Falanges (1940-43) is exemplary, since, with a clearly populist discourse, it aims to extol the ideological foundations of Franco’s dictatorship. In other words, the main objective of the institutional enunciator of the magazine is to justify the very essence of the regime, denouncing the culprits of the crisis that led to the “alzamiento”, and systematically attacking the enemy of the country. To this end, the locutors adopt all sorts of strategies, forging a discourse in which the Us-Them polarization, the use of a value lexicon and a wide range of legitimate -or not- argumentative strategies, stand out. As far as this work is concerned, within the theoretical framework of the studies of linguistic pragmatics, the ACD and the argumentation, I analyse a corpus of articles in which we can perceive the discursive construction of the image of the enemy.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)172-192
Number of pages21
JournalREDIS
Volume6
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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