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The Language of Politics

By Adrian Beard

Routledge – 1999 – 136 pages

Series: Intertext

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Description

The Language of Politics:

* examines how both politicians and commentators describe political stances

* explores some of the most common linguistic features to be found in political speeches

* analyses electioneering through various written texts including manifestos, posters and pamphlets

* looks at how politicians answer questions both in the media and in parliament

* includes examples of political discourse from Britain, America and Australia

* has a comprehensive glossary of terms.

Reviews

'A useful and original resource - invaluable for coursework - with effective and class-based activities. The commentaries are particularly useful.' - Linda Varley, Ashton-under-Lyne Sixth Form College

Contents

Key texts include Conservative and Labour Party Manifestos; John Humphrys' interview with Tony Blair; Democratic National Platform; Speeches by Tony Blair (opening his campaign for 1997 general election) and Paddy Ashdown (address to his party, same election).

Author Bio

Adrian Beard is Head of English at Gosforth School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Principle Moderator at the Northern Examining and assessment Board for A-level English Literature. His previous publications include The Language of Sport for the Intertext series.

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Description: By Adrian Beard. The Language of Politics:* examines how both politicians and commentators describe political stances* explores some of the most common linguistic features to be found in political speeches* analyses electioneering through various written texts including...
Categories: Language & Linguistics, English Language, Linguistics