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Explorations in Political Discourse

Methodological and Critical Perspectives


Piotr Cap

The book presents an application of inductive and deductive research modes in an analysis of political discourse. The discussion is illustrated with text samples from inaugural addresses of US presidents and various speeches given by prominent NATO politicians. It is argued that both analytic approaches have their inherent inadequacies, which poses a need for an integrated research mode. Also, numerous observations are made about the rhetoric of the analyzed text types.
Contents: Pragmatics – Discourse analysis – Political monologue – Rhetoric – Methodology of linguistic research.