Palgrave Macmillan Home
Login or Register    Shopping Basket Shopping Basket
Search 
 
 
 
 
Analysing Political Speeches
 
   Enlarge Image
 
 
Analysing Political Speeches
Rhetoric, Discourse and Metaphor
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
29 Aug 2013
|
£60.00
|Hardback In Stock
  
9780230274389
||
 
 
29 Aug 2013
|
£24.99
|Paperback In Stock
  
9780230274396
||
Available as an
Inspection copy
click here for help on inspection copies
 
 
eBooks CourseSmart 
 
 


OrderHelpBox
                                                                                                                                              returns, payment and delivery


DescriptionReviewsContentsAuthors

Considers how traditional approaches such as cohesion and classical rhetoric may be integrated with 'critical' approaches to discourse analysis such as critical metaphor analysis. Presents a range of critical and discourse theories and considers the relationships between linguistic features of speeches and their social and cultural contexts.


Description

Considers how traditional approaches such as cohesion and classical rhetoric may be integrated with 'critical' approaches to discourse analysis such as critical metaphor analysis. Presents a range of critical and discourse theories and considers the relationships between linguistic features of speeches and their social and cultural contexts.


Reviews

'Analysing Political Speeches provides a masterly introduction to the linguistic analysis of political speeches and political discourse in general. It combines the insights of classic rhetorical studies into style, figures of speech and oratory with critical discourse analysis and cognitive linguistics to demonstrate how modern rhetoric works.' Andreas Musolff, University of East Anglia, UK 
 
'Consistent with his excellent earlier studies on critical metaphor analysis and related topics, this useful pedagogical introduction offers students a broad range of theory, from classical rhetoric to contemporary Critical Discourse Studies, and many sample political speeches for systematic linguistic, stylistic and rhetorical analysis of persuasion and power abuse.' Teun A. van Dijk, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
 
'This new textbook is both ambitious and appealing. It offers a compelling read into manifold ways of analysing political speeches systematically and in detail – probably the most visible and influential genre in the field of politics. This truly innovative book is a must read for both students and scholars across the social sciences who would like to understand the complex rhetorical, cognitive and argumentative strategies of persuasion and manipulation employed by politicians at centre stage.' Ruth Wodak, Lancaster University, UK


Contents

Preface
PART I: TRADITIONAL APPROACHES TO RHETORIC, ORATORY AND DISCOURSE
1. Classical Rhetoric: Artistic Proofs and Arrangement
2. Classical Rhetoric – Style and Figures
3. Cohesion and Coherence in Discourse
PART II: CRITICAL APPROACHES TO DISCOURSE
4. Critical Analysis: Context and Persuasion
5. Social Agency and Modality
6. The Discourse-Historical Approach
PART III: CRITICAL METAPHOR ANALYSIS
7. Researching Metaphor in Public Communication
8. Critical Metaphor Methodology
9. Purposeful Metaphor and Social Cognition
10. Rounding up: David Cameron's European Union Speech
Comments on Exercises
Further Reading and References
Glossary


Authors

Jonathan Charteris-Black is Professor of Linguistics at the University of the West of England, UK. He is the author of Corpus Approaches to Critical Metaphor Analysis (2004); Politicians and Rhetoric: The Persuasive Power of Metaphor 2nd edition (2011); The Communication of Leadership (2010) and (with Seale, C) Gender and the Language of Illness (2010) as well as numerous articles and book chapters.