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    Introduction : Defining, Performing and Countering Hate Speech.Fabienne Baider, Sharon Millar & Stavros Assimakopoulos - 2020 - Pragmatics and Society 11 (2):171-176.
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    Interpretation, Relevance and the Ideological Effects of Discursive Practice.Stavros Assimakopoulos - 2021 - Pragmatics and Cognition 28 (2):394-415.
    Research in Critical Discourse Studies has for long recognised the central role that both direct and indirect communicative strategies play in the reproduction of social inequality, but a main proponent of this approach has expressed scepticism with regard to the contribution that theories of pragmatics which specifically focus on speaker intentions can make to its agenda. This paper sets out to examine how relevance theory’s theoretical machinery can be applied to the critical discussion of ideology in discourse, by offering insights (...)
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    Incitement to Discriminatory Hatred, Illocution and Perlocution.Stavros Assimakopoulos - 2020 - Pragmatics and Society 11 (2):177-195.
    Even though there seem to be no objectively defined criteria about what constitutes hate speech, a lot of legislation and policy making currently aims at combating it. This paper sets out to define hate speech under its standard legal understanding of ‘incitement to discriminatory hatred’, by adopting a speech-act theoretic perspective. My main proposal is that the Austinian distinction between illocution and perlocution can be pivotal in this process, since hate speech may be an illocutionary act that is typically tied (...)
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    Exploring Xenophobic and Homophobic Attitudes in Malta: Linking the Perception of Social Practice with Textual Analysis.Stavros Assimakopoulos & Rebecca Vella Muskat - 2017 - Lodz Papers in Pragmatics 13 (2).
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    Argumentative Dynamics in Representations of Migrants and Refugees: Evidence From the Italian Press During the ‘Refugee Crisis’.Andrea Rocci, Sara Greco, Stavros Assimakopoulos, Carlo Raimondo & Dimitris Serafis - 2021 - Discourse and Communication 15 (5):559-581.
    The present paper analyses discursive representations and standpoint-arguments pairs, realized in articles of four mainstream Italian newspapers that report on migrants’ and refugees’ mobilization at the perceived peak of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’. We draw on the scholarly agenda of Critical Discourse Studies, employing tools from corpus linguistic perspectives, which allow us to generalize over the way in which the relevant minorities are represented in our corpus. Then, focusing on a smaller sample of negative representations, we outline a methodological synthesis (...)
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