Author: Adrian Beard
The Language of Politics
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.
The Routledge INTERTEXT series aims to develop readers’ understanding of how texts work. It does this by showing some of the designs and patterns in the language from which they are made, by placing texts within the contexts in which they occur, and by exploring relationships between them.
The series consists of a foundation text, Working with Texts: A core introduction to language analysis, which looks at language aspects essential for the analysis of texts, and a range of satellite texts. These apply aspects of language to a particular topic area in more detail. They complement the core text and can also be used alone, providing the user has the foundation skills furnished by the core text.