1st Edition

The Language of Politics




ISBN 9780415201780
Published September 9, 1999 by Routledge
132 Pages

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Book 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.

Table of 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).

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Biography

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.

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