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The Discourse prosody of ‘deeply’ in G.W. Bush’s Presidential speeches

Pinna, Antonio <1967- > (2004) The Discourse prosody of ‘deeply’ in G.W. Bush’s Presidential speeches. Linguistica e filologia, Vol. 18 , p. 169-194. ISSN 1594-6517. Article.

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Abstract

The adverb of degree 'deeply' participates in expressing speakers’ opinions about the entities or propositions being discussed. As a marker of speaker stance it may signal persuasive attempts to involve hearers in the construction of discourse from the speaker’s point of view. This is particularly true in political speeches where the orator’s ability to manufacture consent plays a fundamental role. This paper studies the frequent contextual associations of deeply at the lexico-grammatical, semantic and discourse levels in G. W. Bush’s speeches (2001-2002). It thus shows how this adverb participates in semantic units with clearly identifiable pragmatic functions aimed at persuasive effects.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:3860
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Speaker stance, discourse prosody
Subjects:Area 10 - Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche > L-LIN/12 Lingua e traduzione - Lingua inglese
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze dei linguaggi
Publisher:Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Dipartimento di Scienze dei Linguaggi, della Comunicazione e degli Studi Culturali e Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Comparate
ISSN:1594-6517
Deposited On:13 May 2010 11:07

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