Jonathan Charteris-Black sets out to raise critical awareness of the language used by political leaders to convince others. Such rhetoric. Politicians and Rhetoric: The Persuasive Power of Metaphor (second edition) Jonathan Charteris-Black Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, , pp. Politicians and Rhetoric: The Persuasive Power of Metaphor JONATHAN CHARTERIS-BLACK is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the.

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If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Second, Churchill frequently contrasted Britain and Nazi Germany by contrasting terms of light and darkness p.

Contents 1 Persuasion Legitimacy and Leadership. Because of the scandals that plagued his presidency, Clinton was often engaged in damage control. Here punishment is understood metaphorically as having to pay a price to set the balance of justice right once again. For example, on 12 SeptemberBush stated: April Invited speaker. Which Features of Accent affect Understanding? Appendix 2 Churchills Metaphors Classified.

However, metaphor remains important because metaphorical phrases often form the core of sound politiciaans that are recycled endlessly by the press. Such rhetoric functions through a discourse of legitimisation in which political myths are created.

In House of Commons or State of the Union speeches, however, audiences are less homogeneous. In Search of New Benchmarks: Other editions – View all Politicians and Rhetoric: Indeed, few politicians seem capable of making important speeches without using metaphors to try to achieve their political goals. But we have no right to count upon this. This analysis of the rhetoric of nine successfully persuasive politicians explains how their use of language created credible and consistent stories about themselves and the social world they inhabit.


Professor in Linguistics Department: Appendix 15 Bush Corpus. Such an assumption may be a primary motivation for the use of financial metaphors in the domain of morality p.

Life as a Race. For instance, in October she used the analogy of master and servant to represent a Conservative view that government is the servant of the people and to attribute to Labour the view that government is the master of the people p.

Bush are analysed for the rhetorical strategies employed in them, and particularly for the patterns of metaphor use and their significance. In Party Conference or Party Convention speeches, one preaches to the converted as it were and the rhetoric will reflect that fact of that rhetorical situation.

Like Clinton, Blair also used reification metaphors. Journal dedicated to the English lexicon Publisher: Interpreting and Changing the World. Appendix 17 Obama Corpus.

Jonathan Charteris-Black, Politicians and Rhetoric. The Persuasive Power of Metaphor

Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama. Most users should sign in with their email address. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

But the usefulness of the term in discourse analysis is questionable.

Help Center Find new research papers in: That is to say, Blair was able to blend formal and informal styles in order to speak clearly and concisely in public.

This in turn raises the question of decontextualisation an occupational hazard in corpus-linguistic approaches. Showing that Blair did so would provide evidence for the claim that the speech was indeed persuasive. Thatcher also used travel metaphors when saying in Octoberfor instance: Discourses of Awe and Authority. The metaphors are identified, analysed according to source domains and frequency, and Despite periodic laments about the decline of parliamentary oratory, language — and thus rhetoric as the art of verbal persuasion — is clearly as crucial as ever to the business of politics, especially where relations with the media and through them the public are concerned.


In a speech three days later on 10 AprilKing then said: Quotations and allusions such as these demonstrate the importance, not just of intertextuality, but also of cultural-contextual knowledge in analysing US political speeches in particular see Foxlee Appendix 5 Powell Corpus. And whereas the latter cover a three-year period — from tobut excluding the fateful month of September — the twenty-four speeches by Enoch Powell cover a thirty-five year period, from to Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.

Professor Jonathan Charteris-Black

Of the metaphors Blair frequently used, among the most common were journey metaphors. Springer chartedis-black, Jan 3, – Literary Criticism – pages. For Churchill and his listeners, in other words, winning the war was construed as successfully completing a journey whose destination was victory.

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