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LGBT* People in the Speeches of Italian and British PMs: a Corpus- Assisted Critical Discourse Analysis

  title={LGBT* People in the Speeches of Italian and British PMs: a Corpus- Assisted Critical Discourse Analysis},
  author={Carmen Serena Santonocito},
The present study aims to investigate current trends in the representation of LGBT* people within the speeches of British and Italian PMs. Considered the formulaic nature of PMs’ institutional interventions and their social resonance, the objective is to investigate how LGBT* people are discursively presented in the institutional discourse of two traditionally androcentric and patriarchal contexts, with an eye on similarities and differences in the two discursive productions. Starting from a… 
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