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Understanding political persuasion : linguistic and rhetorical analysis, Douglas Mark Ponton

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Understanding political persuasion : linguistic and rhetorical analysis
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Understanding political persuasion
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linguistic and rhetorical analysis
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Douglas Mark Ponton
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eng
Summary
This book builds on the consolidated research field of Political Discourse Analysis and attempts to provide an introduction suitable for adoption amongst a readership wishing to understand some of the principles underlying such research, and above all to appreciate how the tools of discourse analysis might be applied to actual texts. It summarises some of the work that has been done in this field by authorities such as Halliday, Fairclough, Wodak, Chilton, Van Dijk, Martin, Van Leeuwen and others to provide the would-be analyst with practical ideas for their own research. Naturally, this would not be the first time that such a handbook or introductory reference book has been proposed. Fairclough himself recently produced one; however, his work, simply entitled Political Discourse Analysis, inevitably includes theoretical insights from his own research. The beginning analyst can, at times, experience a sense of bewilderment at the mass of theoretical writing in linguistics, in the search for some practical, usable tools. I explain a variety of such tools, demonstrating their usefulness in application to the analysis of a number of political speeches, from different historical periods and diverse social contexts. The author’s hope is that would-be students of political rhetoric, of whatever level and from a variety of research areas, will be able to pick up this book and find tools and techniques that will assist them in actual work on texts. Naturally, it is also hoped that they will be inspired to follow up the suggestions for further reading which they will find in the bibliography. --
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Discourse analysis
  • Communication in politics
  • Persuasion (Rhetoric)
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Understanding political persuasion : linguistic and rhetorical analysis, Douglas Mark Ponton
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 From ‘is’ to ‘ought’: deontic modality in persuasive political rhetoric Chapter 3 Rhetoric and argumentation in Edmund Burke’s Conciliation with America, March 22nd 1775 Chapter 4 Benjamin Disraeli. Vindication of purchase of the Suez Canal shares, 14th Feb. 1876 Chapter 5 Winston Churchill’s speech: ‘their finest hour’, June 18th 1940 Chapter 6 Malcolm X vs. Martin Luther King Chapter 7 Information structure in Gerry Adams’ speech on disarming the IRA, April 6th, 2005 Chapter 8 From Bears to Wolves: Republican rhetoric in the Cold War and the War on Terror Chapter 9 Time to get our country back? UKIP visual and verbal metaphors for Europe Chapter 10 Conclusion
Control code
on1125962020
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 227 pages
Isbn
9781622738564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1125962020
Label
Understanding political persuasion : linguistic and rhetorical analysis, Douglas Mark Ponton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 From ‘is’ to ‘ought’: deontic modality in persuasive political rhetoric Chapter 3 Rhetoric and argumentation in Edmund Burke’s Conciliation with America, March 22nd 1775 Chapter 4 Benjamin Disraeli. Vindication of purchase of the Suez Canal shares, 14th Feb. 1876 Chapter 5 Winston Churchill’s speech: ‘their finest hour’, June 18th 1940 Chapter 6 Malcolm X vs. Martin Luther King Chapter 7 Information structure in Gerry Adams’ speech on disarming the IRA, April 6th, 2005 Chapter 8 From Bears to Wolves: Republican rhetoric in the Cold War and the War on Terror Chapter 9 Time to get our country back? UKIP visual and verbal metaphors for Europe Chapter 10 Conclusion
Control code
on1125962020
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 227 pages
Isbn
9781622738564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1125962020

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