In the middle of an international crisis in migration policy – widely referred to as a ‘refugee crisis’ – this book brings together timely analyses of the manifold and yet specific ways in which migration affects globalized societies, set against the background of the rise of nationalist and populist movements. The voices of migrants and refugees are rarely heard: usually, they are debated about, summarised and reported but not included into the debates. Each contribution to this volume adds an empirical perspective to our understanding of how language relates to migration in a specific national context. The chapters use innovative combinations of multimodal, qualitative and quantitative analyses to bear on a broad range of genres and data related to the voices of migrants and reporting about migrants.
About the Author
Markus Rheindorf is a Senior Researcher and Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, Austria. His research interests include Critical Discourse Studies, Migration Studies, Media Discourse and Populism.
Ruth Wodak is an Emeritus Distinguished Professor at Lancaster University, UK and the University Vienna, Austria. She has published widely, including The Politics of Fear: What Right-wing Populist Discourses Mean (2015, Sage).