Looking for Rhetorical Thresholds: Pronoun Frequencies in Political Speeches
2016 (English)In: The Pragmatics and Stylistics of Identity Construction and Characterisation / [ed] Nevala Minna, Ursula Lutzky, Gabrielle Mazzon, Carla Suhr, Helsinki: University of Helsinki, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
The deliberate and considered use of personal pronouns is one of the primary linguistic features used by political speakers to manage their audiences’ perceptions of in-groups and out-groups. In this diachronic study of political speeches over the last two centuries, I will argue that a notable shift took place in politicians’ use of personal pronouns around the 1920s, immediately following the time broadcast media emerged on the scene.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki: University of Helsinki, 2016.
Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English, 17
Linguistics, discourse analysis, politics
Research subject Humanities, English; Humanities, Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61992OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-61992DiVA: diva2:1085899