INTERTEXTUAL COMMUNICATION TACTICS IN GERMAN PARLIAMENTARY DISCOURSE
Keywords:communication tactic, intertext,, parliamentary discourse
The aim of the article is to identify intertextual communication tactics in German parliamentary discourse based on the empirical analysis of quotations used in plenary debates. It has been revealed what intertextual communication tactics the members of the German parliament use to improve the image of their political party and to discredit their political opponents. In order to improve the image of their own political party, members of the parliament quote their colleagues belonging to the same party and positively evaluate the quotations. They quote impartial and influential people, such as scientists, journalists, religious leaders and representatives of civil society. Political opponents are discredited with a negative evaluation of their quotations, the revealing of euphemisms they have used, and using intertext with a negative evaluative meaning authored by impartial people.