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Seminari GEDIT: Anàlisi semàntica de conflictes socials

Seminari GEDIT: Anàlisi semàntica de conflictes socials





Seminar organized by the Research Group in Discourse and Translation Studies (GEDIT)

Dr. Alfredo Lescano

University of Toulouse, CRAL, HESS, Paris


Title: Semantic analysis of social conflicts

Data: Thursday 12 December

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Venue: Pompeu Fabra University. Roc Boronat, 138, Campus of Communication. Classroom 52,323.


What do the speeches that arise in a social conflict do? Some say they express ideologies that precede them, others that they build identities, there are also those who say that speeches emerge to convince an audience. Applying the framework of the “Program of the programs” (Camus & Lescano, 2019), we will propose that the discourses that participate in a social conflict work on the definition of the modes of action both discursive and non-discursive (which we call “programs”) that structure the power relations between the actors in the conflict. The discourses intervene on the programs that have been defined in the space of the conflict to which they are oriented by weakening or reinforcing them, connecting them to others to form complex units, or to influence the global organization of the conflict. Or they seek to establish new programs.

In this presentation, we will introduce the general principles of this theoretical framework, illustrating it mainly with the case of the recent conflict to Notre-Dame-des-Landes in which a fighting modality called “Zadism” was born.

Camus Z. & Lescano A. (2019) “Sémantique argumentative et conflictualité politique : le concept de programme”, dans Machado, J. (éd.) Sémantique argumentative. Concepts clés. Sous presse.