“Linguistic approaches to analyzing policies and the political,” co-edited by Alan Cienki and Dvora Yanow, is finally in print at the Journal of International Relations and Development 16/2 (2013): 167–310 —


It includes these essays and articles, all of them with free access, at least at the moment:

Why metaphor and other tropes? Linguistic approaches to analysing policies and the political Alan Cienki and Dvora Yanow J Int Relat Dev 16: 167-176; advance online publication, December 28, 2012; doi:10.1057/jird.2012.28

Constituting China: the role of metaphor in the discourses of early Sino-American relations 
Eric M Blanchard
J Int Relat Dev 16: 177-205; advance online publication, June 1, 2012; doi:10.1057/jird.2012.12

The role of ‘social exclusion’ and other metaphors in contemporary British social policy: a cognitive critical approach 
Paul Davidson
J Int Relat Dev 16: 206-226; advance online publication, December 28, 2012; doi:10.1057/jird.2012.25

People out of place: allochthony and autochthony in the Netherlands’ identity discourse — metaphors and categories in action 
Dvora Yanow and Marleen van der Haar
J Int Relat Dev 16: 227-261; advance online publication, June 29, 2012; doi:10.1057/jird.2012.13

How are language constructions constitutive? Strategic uses of conventional discourses about immigration 

Claudia Strauss
J Int Relat Dev 16: 262-293; advance online publication, August 3, 2012; doi:10.1057/jird.2012.18

Bringing concepts from cognitive linguistics into the analysis of policies and the political 
Alan Cienki
J Int Relat Dev 16: 294-310; advance online publication, October 19, 2012; doi:10.1057/jird.2012.24