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Stigmatizing female oppositionists in Russia: Stances toward comparisons with Joan of Arc
Rhetorical analysis traditionally looks into how people act through language to influence and change other people’s attitudes and beliefs. (cf. Kjeldsen, Jens E.: “Speaking to Europe: A Rhetorical Approach to Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Speech to the EU Parliament”. In: Flottum, Kjersti (ed.): Speaking of Europe. John Benjamins: Amsterdam et al. 2013, p. 24; Lennon, Paul: Allusions in the Press: An Applied Linguistic Study. Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin 2004, p. 83) Unfortunately, the impact of rhetorical performance on the mind of the discourse community has been usually reconstructed as the reactions of a hypothetical or implied audience. (Perelman, Chaim/ Olbrechts-Tyteca, Lucie: The New Rhetoric. A Treatise on Argumentation. University of Notre Dame Press: London. 1969; Charland, Maurice: “Constitutive Rhetoric: The Case of the Peuple Quebecois”. Quarterly Journal of Speech 71, 1987, pp. 133–150, McGee, Michael C.: “Text, Context and the Fragmentation of Contemporary Culture”. Western Journal of Communication 54, 1990, pp. 274–289; Wander, Philip: “The Third Persona: An Ideological Turn in Rhetorical Theory”. In: Lucaites, John L./ Condit, Celeste M./ Caudill, Sally (eds.): Contemporary Rhetorical Theory. A Reader. Guildford Press: New York et al. 1991, pp. 357–379) Most rhetorical studies have been speaker- or text-oriented. (cf. Kjeldsen 2013, p. 25)
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