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ERIC Number: EJ1079046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
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ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
A Pragmatic Study of Barak Obama's Political Propaganda
Al-Ameedi, Riyadh Tariq Kadhim; Khudhier, Zina Abdul Hussein
Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n20 p75-86 2015
This study investigates, pragmatically, the language of five electoral political propaganda texts delivered by Barak Obama. It attempts to achieve the following aims: (1) identifying the speech acts used in political propaganda, (2) showing how politicians utilize Grice's maxims and the politeness principle in issuing their propaganda, (3) analyzing the rhetorical devices used in political propaganda. To achieve the aims of this study, it is hypothesized that: (1) The speech acts of statement, assertion, and advice can be used in political propaganda, (2) the cooperative principle and the politeness principle are frequently observed in political propaganda, (3) persuasion, metaphor, repetition, and manipulation are the rhetorical devices used in political propaganda. The following procedures have been followed: (1) reviewing the literature about political propaganda along with some pragmatic notions such as speech acts, the cooperative principle, politeness strategies, and some rhetorical devices such as persuasion, metaphor, repetition, and manipulation that are relevant to the aims of the study, (2) analyzing five electoral political propaganda texts according to a model developed by this study. The findings of the analysis verify the above mentioned hypotheses. A bibliography is included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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