The Language of Politics

The Language of Politics

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 132 pages
  • 170 x 245mm | 240g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138835021
  • 9781138835023

About Adrian Beard

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.show more

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).show more