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Academic Paper


Title: A Rhythmic Analysis of Political Discourse
Author: Varvara Danilina
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Institution: Moscow State University
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis
Subject Language: English
Abstract: This article investigates the rhythm of modern political oratory. Rhythm is considered as a multi-dimensional characteristic of discourse created by various alternating and recurring elements. It is analysed in this article at five levels: first, segmentation of the stream of speech by syntactic, rhetorical, and unintentional pauses; second, distribution of short, medium, and long syntagms resulting from such segmentation; third, rhythmical structures of sentences constituted by syntagms of different length; fourth, accentual patterns of syntagms, including initial, medial, and final feet; fifth, rhetorical and unintentional repetition of sounds, morphemes, words, and phrases. The corpus of data includes talks and substantial excerpts from talks of British politicians.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
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