Political Discourse Analysis: A Case Study of Code Mixing and Code Switching in Political Speeches

Dama Sravani, Lalitha Kameswari, Radhika Mamidi


Abstract
Political discourse is one of the most interesting data to study power relations in the framework of Critical Discourse Analysis. With the increase in the modes of textual and spoken forms of communication, politicians use language and linguistic mechanisms that contribute significantly in building their relationship with people, especially in a multilingual country like India with many political parties with different ideologies. This paper analyses code-mixing and code-switching in Telugu political speeches to determine the factors responsible for their usage levels in various social settings and communicative contexts. We also compile a detailed set of rules capturing dialectal variations between Standard and Telangana dialects of Telugu.
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2021.calcs-1.1
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Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Computational Approaches to Linguistic Code-Switching
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June
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2021
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Online
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CALCS | NAACL
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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1–5
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https://aclanthology.org/2021.calcs-1.1
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10.18653/v1/2021.calcs-1.1
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