Framing the Rhetoric of a Leader: An Analysis of Obama's Election Campaign Speeches
By: Marta Degani (author)Hardback
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Based on a selection of 30 election campaign speeches during Obama's first run for the American presidency in 2008, this book investigates the Democratic presidential candidate's much celebrated rhetoric from a cognitive semantics point of view.
Marta Degani is Senior Lecturer of English Linguistics at the University of Verona, Italy. Her research interests include cognitive semantics, varieties of English and discourse analysis. She has published mostly on the analysis of political discourse and the study of bilingualism in the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
1. Introduction 2. Political Discourse in the US 3. Cognition and Politics 4. Methodology and Introduction to the Analysis 5. The Expression of Values in Obama's Speeches 6. Values and Metaphors in Obama's Speeches 7. Values and Lexical Preferences in Obama's Speeches 8. Conclusion
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