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Title: Bush ...shshshshsh ...sheen: presuppositions and strategic functions in Bush's 20/9/01 speech
Author: Bahaa-Eddin M. Mazid
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Institution: United Arab Emirates University
Linguistic Field: Pragmatics
Abstract: The study provides an analysis of presuppositions and strategic functions in the speech delivered by George W. Bush nine days after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and some other US targets, Sept. 11, 2001. The tension between idealism and pragmatism, the conflict between 'us' and 'them' and some of the ideologies and power relationships in the speech are also explored.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: In Progress
Publication Info: to be published


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