By Christina Schaffner
This quantity bargains with political speeches, quite commemorative addresses, from the point of view of severe discourse research. Such addresses are characterised as consultant and epideictic, as exemplified by way of an deal with fo the Dutch Queen Beatrix to the Knesset in the course of her 1995 nation stopover at to Israel. serious attention is given to the position of rhetoric inside of political discourse anlysis.
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1995) De zin van Beatrix. Wat Hare Majesteit kreeg voorgezegd en wat zij zelf wilde zeggen (Beatrix' sentence. What Her Majesty was told to say and what she wanted to say herself). Vrij Nederland 8 April 1995, 7-8. F. (1996) Mapping participant deictics: A technique for discovering speaker's footing. Journal of Pragmatics 25, 331-48. Appendix: Address by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix to the Knesset on Tuesday, March 28th, 1995, on the occasion of the State Visit to Israel Mr Speaker, Members of the Knesset, (1) The very name of your parliament, Knesset, takes us back to a distant past.
Lausberg, 1960); • successful persuasiveness; • structural dialogicity. Although certain political speechesincluding addresses delivered by a head of statecould be analysed partly according to these three dimensions, the criteria do not appear adequate in modern democratic, constitutional circum- < previous page page_35 next page > < previous page page_36 next page > Page 36 stances. More sophisticated situational factors have made the context of political speeches and their analyses increasingly complex so that a more broadened approach ought to be developed.
In the case, for example, of Hitler or Goebbels, or more recently of Le Pen, what is usually acknowledged is their great skill as orators. By this we mean that they have 'corrupted' the instrument of rhetoric. g. speeches by Churchill, Khrushchev, Reagan, Gorbachev and Thatcher. In these evaluations, mostly contained in news reports, the issue is the untruthfulness of rhetoric in general or of political rhetoric in particular. This issue seems to inspire the evaluative formulations used: on the one hand, the skilful orator is met with antipathy because he probably acts upon a hidden agenda or demonstrates a certain arrogance or even presumptuousness; the stumbling orator, on the other hand, is met with sympathy regarding the obvious struggle he must have had, or taking into account the popular expectation of being 'normal' and demonstrably unexaggerated.
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