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The Study on Persuasion in English Political Speeches Through Metadiscourse

Author ZhaoYue
Tutor XuChaoZuo
School Changchun University of Science and Technology
Course Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Keywords Political speech Metadiscourse Persuading Function
CLC H311.9
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Metadiscourse as a relatively new concept in the field of discourse analysis , continuous attention in recent years . Many researchers analyzed a variety of stylistic metadiscourse . However, these studies mainly focused on the study of written discourse , English political speech as a kind of public speaking has been rarely involved . Political speech is mainly used to convince the audience to take action or a change of attitude , strong persuasion . Of selected 20 strong persuasion classic English political speech as an object of study , analysis Metadiscourse how to help achieve a the English political speech to persuade function . This study Hyland metadiscourse interpersonal mode as the analytical framework as the metadiscourse the classification system , the application persuasion mode of rhetoric three . Three persuasion mode , respectively , a rational appeal , the character demands and emotional appeal . Rational appeals to resort to the logic of the discourse the character demands recourse to the personality of the speaker , the emotional demands of resorting to the emotions of the audience . By careful analysis , the study found , interactive Metadiscourse , such as migration markers framework tag , code notes, certificates source mark , within the indicators in mind can help the audience to understand the discourse, in order to achieve the rational appeal of persuasion mode ; interpersonal dynamic metadiscourse such fuzzy language , belief marked , intervene mark , attitude markers and markers can help authors show of personality , personality demands in order to achieve persuasion mode ; intervention marked attitude markers , self mentioned fuzzy language certificate source , convinced that the mark can mobilize listeners emotional persuasion mode in order to achieve emotional appeal . In addition , by further quantitative analysis , this study found that , in English political speech , migration mark and framework markers play a more important role for the achievement of a rational appeal ; fuzzy language and belief tag is a common means of two kinds of personality demands ; intervention mark and self mentioned is more conducive to the realization of the emotional appeal . The study Metadiscourse how to help increase the English political speech to persuade effect , this is a new angle . The authors hope that this study can enrich the study of metadiscourse .

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