Where Did All These Nazis Come From?

Sarah Robinson

Podcast: The Monstrous Regiment
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Our special guest this week is linguist Sarah Robinson, whose research into the linguistic and cognitive aspects of Nazi propaganda shines some light on the resurgence of fascism and ethno-nationalism in current political discourse.


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Resources/Recommended Reading:

Arendt, Hannah. The Origins of Totalitarianism. 1951

Black, Jay. 2001. “Semantics and Ethics of Propaganda.”

Bytwerk, Randall. (n.d.) German Propaganda Archive. Retrieved from: http://research.calvin.edu/german-propaganda-archive/

De Saussure, Louis. 2005. “Manipulation and cognitive pragmatics: Preliminary Hypothesis.” Manipulation and Ideologies in the Twentieth Century. / edited by Louis de Saussure and Peter Schulz. John Benjamins Publishing Company: 113-148

Ellul, Jacques. 1965. “Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes.”

Fillmore, Charles J. 2003. “Double Decker Definitions: The Role of Frames in Meaning Explanations.” Sign Language Studies 3 (3): 263-295

Fillmore, Charles J. & Colin Baker. 2010. “A Frames Approach to Semantic Analysis.” In Heine & Narrog, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis, 313–340. OUP

Herman, Edward, & Chomsky, Noam. 1988. “Manufacturing Consent.” New York, NY. Random House, Inc.

Kuran, Timur & Sunstein, Cass R. 2007. Availability Cascades and Risk Regulation. Stanford Law Review, 51(4), 683-768. doi:10.2307/1229439

Lasswell, Harold. 1927. Propaganda Technique in WWI

Sperber, Dan & Dierdre Wilson. 1995. Relevance: Communication and Cognition. 2nd Ed. Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Mass. Blackwell

Stanley, Jason. 2016. How Propaganda Works. Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton University Press

Van Dijk, T. A. 1995. “Discourse Semantics and Ideology.” Discourse & Society

Van Dijk, T. A. 1977. Semantic Macro-Structures and Knowledge Frames in Discourse Comprehension. Cognitive processes in comprehension / edited by Marcel Adam Just, Patricia A. Carpenter.

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