By Christina Schaffner
This quantity offers with political speeches, rather commemorative addresses, from the viewpoint of severe discourse research. Such addresses are characterised as consultant and epideictic, as exemplified by means of an handle fo the Dutch Queen Beatrix to the Knesset in the course of her 1995 kingdom stopover at to Israel. severe attention is given to the function of rhetoric inside political discourse anlysis.
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However, the main target of passages like these is the media; a speech purporting to impact public opinion must be (re-)presented in the media. The rule that reporters cannot cover a public speech completely has only few exceptions: journalists limit themselves to the key passage. Therefore, the speech text must contain at least one real key passage. < previous page page_40 next page > < previous page page_41 next page > Page 41 Intertextuality with respect to reformulation, then, means that content and structure of speeches are designed in such a way that journalists (and audience members too, of course) are able to find the relevant passage quickly and to transfer it to new texts, by quoting, paraphrasing, indirectly giving restatements or by other means.
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. As early as 3000 years ago your forefathers congregated in national assemblies. Though Israel may be relatively young as a state, the Jewish people can look back on a very old history.
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Analyzing Political Speeches by Christina Schaffner