An Analysis of Political Discourse under the Communist Regime in Albania

Ardita Dylgjeri

Abstract


The communist dictatorship created its own stereotypes in every aspect of the social and cultural life of the Albanian people for at least 45 years. It even changed elements of the Albanian language, by omitting, adding or even granting new meanings to the lexicon of our language. The acts of speech, at least during the direct regime of Enver Hoxha, were filled with clichés and formulas, which were coined to meet the changing need of social conditions as well as the need of authorities to establish control.“The wooden language”, rhetorical strategies and techniques used in political discourses of that time have altered the face of Albanian culture and affected Albanian thought pattern. These interferences still can affect our language; so it is our job to study the phenomena and to know more about the mechanism that affects our language.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n9p177


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