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Volume 4, Issue 1-1, February 2016, Page: 10-16
A Rhetorical Identification Analysis of English Political Public Speaking: John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address
Qiang Zhou, College of Foreign Languages, Ludong University, Yantai, Shandong, China
Bahram Kazemian, Department of English, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran
Received: Jul. 5, 2015;       Accepted: Jul. 15, 2015;       Published: Sep. 2, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2016040101.12      View  8349      Downloads  144
Abstract
Since political discourse reflects the close relation between politics and language, it has attracted many scholars’ attention at home and abroad. Therefore, English political public speaking (EPPS for short), the subcategory of political discourse, has been chosen as the subject of the study. Based on the findings of Kenneth Burke’s new rhetoric and classical rhetoric, the identification strategies of EPPS in John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address from the perspectives of rhetorical content and rhetorical form were probed. Since EPPS is always well-prepared rather than impromptu, the identification strategies via rhetorical content and form are always employed by the speaker to accomplish their purposes.
Keywords
English Political Public Speaking, New Rhetoric, Identification, Common Values and Beliefs, Antithesis, Emotional Appeal, The Conventional Form, Figurative Form, Parallelism, Kennedy’s Inaugural Address
To cite this article
Qiang Zhou, Bahram Kazemian, A Rhetorical Identification Analysis of English Political Public Speaking: John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Special Issue: Critical Discourse Analysis, Rhetoric, and Grammatical Metaphor in Political and Advertisement Discourses. Vol. 4, No. 1-1, 2016, pp. 10-16. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2016040101.12
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