I could have also looked at a smaller party such as, the British Nationalist Party (BNP).
I could have also looked at a smaller party such as, the British Nationalist Party (BNP).In doing this I could have compared the speech of the BNP leader to that of Tony Blair and perhaps established why he not such a popular candidate for government.
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Introduction How do Politicians gain support through language?
If I were to improve my investigation I would analyse the positioning of certain devices in the text and how many of each are used throughout.
This may have been useful in seeing how the rhetorical devices aided flow and cohesion, or acted to regulate the speech.
In addition, it may be interesting to compare election speeches from different times to see how time and context affects the language used.
For example, I could study a speech given by Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill to see how they differ.
left or right wing, and this is often reflected in the politician's speeches.
Left wing parties such as Labour are often socialist or radical groups, and right wing parties, such as the Conservatives are often conservative or nationalist. Beard also points out some of the techniques that politicians use in speeches in order to be persuasive.
Overall I believe that my language investigation has been interesting and largely a success.
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