ERIC Number: EJ648655
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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A Functional Analysis of the 1988 Bush-Dukakis Presidential Debates.
Benoit, William L.; Brazeal, LeAnn M.
Argumentation and Advocacy, v38 n4 p219-33 Spr 2002
Applies the Functional Theory of Political Campaign Discourse to the 1988 presidential debates between George Bush and Michael Dukakis. Challenges the notion that this campaign was mostly negative. Concludes that despite the belief that modern campaigns are devoid of substance, these debates stressed policy about twice as much as character. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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