Study on anaphora in US Presidents' speeches

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The study is the study on the use of one of the rhetorical devices – anaphora – in political speeches by U.S Presidents. Its objective is to analyze the effectiveness of anaphora in the selected speeches. The anaphora analyzed in this thesis includes the repetition of same structural patterns and the use of the first plural personal pronoun “we”. Out of five speeches, two are Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Addresses and three are George W. Bush’s speeches concerning the war on Iraq, worldwide terrorism and peace in the Middle East. The conclusion can be drawn that U.S Presidents deliberately use anaphora as a rhetorical device in their speeches to effectively get their messages across. Bibliography 1. Beard, A. (2000). The Language of Politics. London: Routledge. 2. Carter, R. et al. (2001). Working with text. London: Routledge. 3. Cockcroft, R. & S. (2005). Persuading People-An Introduction to Rhetoric. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 4. Chilton, P. & Schaffner, C. (1997). Discourse and Politics. In: Teun van Dijk (ed.). Discourse Studies: A Multidisciplinary Introduction, Vol 2: Discourse as Social Interaction. London: Sage, pp.206-230. 5. Fairclough, N. (1989). Language and Power. London: Longman. 6. Fairclough, N. (1992). Discourse and Social Change. Cambridge: Polity Press. 7. Fox, B.A. (1987) Discourse structure and anaphora. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 8. Georgakopoulou, A. & Goutsos, D. (1988). Discourse Analysis – An introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 9. Halliday, M.A.K. & Hasan, R. (1976). Cohesion in English. London: Longman. 10. Halliday, M.A.K. (1994). An Introduction to Functional Grammar. London: Edward Arnold. 11. Hiller, H. (2004). Analyzing Real Texts. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 12. Hoey, M. (1991). Patterns of Lexis in Text. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 13. Lakoff, R. (1990). Talking power: The

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