A special issue of Journal of Language and Politics, edited by Pascal Fischer and Christoph Schubert has now been published:

The special issue “Cognitive Perspectives on Political Discourse” (13:2; 2014) pursues a range of current approaches to political communication in both its historical and contemporary dimensions. By covering topics such as conceptual metaphor, prototypes and cognitive categorization, dialogical framing, and denotational boundary disputes, the authors relate several of the central issues of cognitive linguistics to political language. In addition, it is a fundamental aim of the studies to substantiate cognitive hypotheses by means of concrete prosodic, syntactic, and lexical evidence. Thus, the volume both deals with applied cognitive-linguistic issues and addresses theoretical questions of significance for future research.