The Language Of Politics by Adrian BeardThe Language Of Politics by Adrian Beard

The Language Of Politics

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The Language of Politics:
* examines how both politicians and commentators describe political stances
* explores some of the most common linguistic features to be found in political speeches
* analyses electioneering through various written texts including manifestos, posters and pamphlets
* looks at how politicians answer questions both in the media and in parliament
* includes examples of political discourse from Britain, America and Australia
* has a comprehensive glossary of terms.
Adrian Beard is Head of English at Gosforth School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Principle Moderator at the Northern Examining and assessment Board for A-level English Literature. His previous publications includeThe Language of Sportfor theIntertextseries.
Title:The Language Of PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.65 × 6.69 × 0.5 inPublisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415201780

ISBN - 13:9780415201780

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Table of Contents

Key texts include Conservative and Labour Party Manifestos; John Humphrys' interview with Tony Blair; Democratic National Platform; Speeches by Tony Blair (opening his campaign for 1997 general election) and Paddy Ashdown (address to his party, same election).

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When listening to politicians, we often wonder if we are speaking the same language as them. In The Language of Politics, Adrian Beard gives readers an analytical look at the often-confusing words used by contemporary politicians. Readers will learn how politicians describe political stances and the most common linguistic features in political speeches. It highlights political literature, including posters, texts, manifestos and pamphlets. Beard also examines how politicians answer questions, a vital ability if you have dreams of entering public life.