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The Linguistics of Political Argument

The Linguistics of Political Argument: The Spin-Doctor and the Wolf-Pack at the White House by Alan Partington
English | 28 Nov. 2002 | ISBN: 0415287138 | 292 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

This book examines the relationship between the White House, in the person of its press secretary, and the press corps through a linguistic analysis of the language used by both sides. A corpus was compiled of around fifty press briefings from the late Clinton years.

A wide range of topics are discussed from the Kosovo crisis to the Clinton-Lewinsky affair.

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Tags: Linguistics, Political, Argument

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