Power Relations in President Bush’s State of the Union Speech

Rudyк, І. М. (2007) Power Relations in President Bush’s State of the Union Speech. The International Journal of Language Society and Culture (23). pp. 68-76. ISSN 1327-774X

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Abstract

Manipulation as an illegitimate exercise of power is created by means of language. Manipulative use of language enables the speaker to control other people against their best interests, the control being aimed at the recipients’ verbal contribution to the interaction and cognitive processes of comprehension and interpretation. The article studies power relations in the President’s State of the Union Speech, focusing on semantic, syntactic and pragmatic levels of manipulation and the effect it has on the recipients’ mental models.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Educational and Research Institute of Foreign Philology > Department of Cross-Cultural Communication and Applied Linguistics
Depositing User: Iryna M. Rudyk
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2012 11:35
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2015 16:08
URI: http://eprints.zu.edu.ua/id/eprint/8478

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