Analysing Political Speeches (Innbundet)

Rhetoric, Discourse and Metaphor


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2013
Antall sider: 296
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780230274389
Kategori: Språk
Omtale: Analysing Political Speeches
What makes a political speech 'great'? Which approaches can be used to analyse discourse? How can you use these to become a more persuasive communicator? Exploring speeches by public figures such as Barack Obama, David Cameron, J.F. Kennedy and Tony Blair, this textbook explains the ways in which political speeches can be analysed. It examines the role of language in speeches, and how it can be used to challenge or reinforce prevailing social, cultural and political attitudes. Analysing Political Speeches: investigates a wide range of traditional and critical approaches to discourse analysis illustrates discourse theories by worked examples deconstructs famous political speeches in each chapter provides exercises with commentaries, essential readings and a glossary Analysing Political Speeches brings theory to life with its practical, hands-on analysis. It will be an indispensable guide for students of language and communication at all levels.

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