LINGUIST List 29.2545

Fri Jun 15 2018

Books: Words of Crisis as Words of Power: Neüff

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Date: 01-Jun-2018
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Words of Crisis as Words of Power: Neüff
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Title: Words of Crisis as Words of Power
Subtitle: The jeremiad in American presidential speeches
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 77
Published: 2018
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/dapsac.77

Author: Marta Neüff
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264268 Pages: 401 Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264268 Pages: 401 Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264268 Pages: 401 Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200501 Pages: 401 Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200501 Pages: 401 Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200501 Pages: 401 Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

The volume explores crisis rhetoric in contemporary U.S. American presidential speechmaking. Rhetorical leadership constitutes an inherent feature of the modern presidency. Particularly during times of critical events, the president is expected to react and address the nation. However, the power of the office also allows him or her to direct attention to particular topics and thus rhetorically create or exploit the notion of crisis. This monograph examines the verbal responses of George W. Bush and Barack Obama to pressing issues during their terms in office. Assuming an interdisciplinary approach, it illuminates the characteristics of modern crisis rhetoric. The aim of the book is to show that elements of Puritan rhetoric, and specifically the tradition of the jeremiad, although taken out of their original context and modified to suit a modern multiethnic society, can still be detected in contemporary political communication. It will be of interest to students and scholars of presidential rhetoric, political communication, sociolinguistics, and cultural studies.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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