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Citizenship, community, and counter-terrorism: UK security discourse, 2001-2011

MacDonald, MN; Hunter, D; O'Regan, JP; (2013) Citizenship, community, and counter-terrorism: UK security discourse, 2001-2011. Journal of Language and Politics , 12 (3) pp. 445-473. 10.1075/jlp.12.3.07mac. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper analyses a corpus of UK policy documents which sets out national security policy as an exemplar of the contemporary discourse of counter-terrorism in Europe, the USA and worldwide. A corpus of 148 documents (c. 2.8 million words) was assembled to reflect the security discourse produced by the UK government before and after the 7/7 attacks on the London Transport system. To enable a chronological comparison, the two sub-corpora were defined: one relating to a discourse of citizenship and community cohesion (2001-2006); and one relating to the 'Preventing Violent Extremism' discourse (2007-2011). Wordsmith Tools (Scott 2008) was used to investigate keywords and patterns of collocation. The results present themes emerging from a comparative analysis of the 100 strongest keywords in each sub-corpus; as well as a qualitative analysis of related patterns of the collocation, focusing in particular on features of connotation and semantic prosody.

Type: Article
Title: Citizenship, community, and counter-terrorism: UK security discourse, 2001-2011
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1075/jlp.12.3.07mac
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/jlp.12.3.07mac
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013. This article is under copyright and that the publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use or reprint the material in any form.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1475906
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