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@inProceedings{Ängsal-MagnusPettersson2022-318676,
	title        = {Linguistic Framing of Political Terror: Distant and Close Readings of the Discourse on Terrorism in the Swedish Parliament 1993–2018},
	abstract     = {This paper provides a study of the discourse on terrorism in Swedish parliamentary debate 1993–
2018. The aim is to explore how terrorism is discursively constructed in parliamentary delibera-
tions, drawing on the resources of Swe-Clarin in the form of the corpus tool Korp and the linguis-
tic concept of ‘frame’. To map meanings attached to terrorism we pursue two research questions:
what framing elements are connected to ‘terrorism’ and ‘terrorist’ in parliamentary speeches as
1) simplexes and 2) as part of compounds along the lines of controversies and party affiliations?
The latter research question is probed through distant and close readings of the specific compound
statsterrorism (‘state terrorism’). Our findings show that terrorism is typically framed as located
outside of Sweden and as tied to Islamism, but the question of what countries are associated with
state terrorism depends on the political affiliation of the interlocutor. The compound statsterror-
ism is most prominently used by the left and green parties and then commonly associated with
Israel and Turkey. We conclude by suggesting that a widened inquiry into compounds, in general
as well as diachronically, is likely a productive way of expanding the scope of our research.},
	booktitle    = {CLARIN Annual Conference Proceedings, 10–12 October 2022, Prague, Czechia. Eds. Tomaž Erjavec & Maria Eskevich},
	author       = {Ängsal, Magnus Pettersson and Brodén, Daniel and Fridlund, Mats and Olsson, Leif-Jöran and Öhberg, Patrik},
	year         = {2022},
	address      = {Prag},
}