Obama and Bush: their victory and non-victory speeches

Título del documento: Obama and Bush: their victory and non-victory speeches
Revista: Onomazein
Base de datos: CLASE
Número de sistema: 000483396
ISSN: 0717-1285
Autors: 1
Institucions: 1Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. España
Període: Jun
Número: 25
Paginació: 205-217
País: Chile
Idioma: Inglés
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Enfoque: Analítico
Resumen en inglés This article aims to analyse the use of the first person plural, second person and third person references in Obama’s and Bush’s victory speeches. The contrasting circumstances surrounding the election of both presidents were imprinted on discourse through different patterns of personal references (martin, 1992) and transitivity structures (Halliday, 2004 [1985]). By analysing them this paper will illustrate the social function of individuals in the speeches, as well as the way in which the systematic use of both linguistic devices contributed ultimately to define the role of the speakers as presidents of the United States. Whereas Obama’s victory speech centred on the audience and allowed them to feel protagonists, Bush’s anti-triumphant speech ignored them
Disciplines Literatura y lingüística
Paraules clau: Análisis del discurso,
Estados Unidos de América,
Bush, George Walker,
Obama, Barack Hussein,
Discurso político,
Tercera persona,
Segunda persona,
Primera persona en plural
Text complet: http://onomazein.letras.uc.cl/Articulos/25/10_Fernandez.pdf