Withdraw and Apologise: A Diachronic Study of Unparliamentary Language in the New Zealand Parliament, 1890 - 1950

  title={Withdraw and Apologise: A Diachronic Study of Unparliamentary Language in the New Zealand Parliament, 1890 - 1950},
  author={Ruth Graham},
This study presents a diachronic analysis of the language ruled to be unparliamentary in the New Zealand Parliament from 1890 to 1950. While unparliamentary language is sometimes referred to as ‘parliamentary insults’ (Ilie, 2001), this study has a wider definition: the language used in a legislative chamber is unparliamentary when it is ruled or signalled by the Speaker as out of order or likely to cause disorder. The user is required to articulate a statement of withdrawal and apology or risk… Expand
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