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Delegitimisation of disliked political organisations through biased language and acronyming

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dc.contributor.author Chisango, Tadios
dc.contributor.author Gwandure, Calvin
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-29T09:29:48Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-29T09:29:48Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.issn 1433-0237
dc.identifier.uri https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14330237.2011.10820481
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11408/3582
dc.description.abstract The study investigated the use of biased language and acronyming in political organisations in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The study surveyed the discourses of political parties that were posted on the internet. Thematic content analysis was used to analyse the discourses of the political parties. The results indicated that political organisations used biased language to delegitimise the opposition. The ingroup and outgroup stereotypes were evident in the discourses. Acronyms of opposition political parties were used pejoratively. The findings of this study suggest that political parties in developing democracies have a tendency of using biased language and acronyming to disparage the opposition. Biased language and acronyming of the outgroup in African politics could result in hate speech directed at individuals and political violence. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher National Inquiry Services Centre en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Psychology in Africa;Vol. 21; No. 3: p. 455-458
dc.subject Delegitimisation en_US
dc.subject Political organisations en_US
dc.subject Biased language en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.title Delegitimisation of disliked political organisations through biased language and acronyming en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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