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Biography: 

Can Küçükali holds a PhD in linguistics from Lancaster University, UK. In his doctoral thesis which was later published as a book, he conceptualized discursive strategies as hegemonic projects and analyzed their functions in Turkish politics. His areas of interest include aggression and legitimation in political discourse, Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), political discourse analysis and rhetorical strategies. He also wrote on Turkish and German politics. Recently, Can has published his second book, 'Discursive Political Analysis'.

Current research areas: 

discourse analysis, political discourse analysis, legitimation and aggression in politics, Turkish politics, Critical Discourse Analysis, rhetoric

Recent scholarly activity: 

Can has just published an open access book entitled 'Discursive Political Analysis'.

Recent publications: 

Küçükali, C. (2017). Discursive Political Analysis. NC: Glasstree.
Küçükali, C. (2016). Stages and new conceptual tools for analyzing intervention: The Turkish foreign policy discourse on Syria. Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, 4(2), pp. 274-296.
Küçükali, C. (2015). Discursive Strategies and Political Hegemony. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 

Küçükali, C. (2014). Discursive strategies of instrumentalizing history in mainstream Turkish political discourse: The case of the negative other presentation of the CHP. Journal of Language and Politics, 13(1), pp. 98-119. 

 

Forthcoming research: 

Küçükali, C. (2016). Stages and new conceptual tools for analyzing legitimation: The Turkish foreign policy discourse on Syria. Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, 4(2).

Other activities: 

Editor and publisher.

Organization: 

Rhetoric Society of Europe

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