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Rhetoric And Presidential Politics, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Karlyn Kohrs Campbell Jan 2017

Rhetoric And Presidential Politics, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Karlyn Kohrs Campbell

Departmental Papers (ASC)

This chapter argues that the public’s understanding of the US presidency is shaped in part by the rhetorical genres that have been conventionalized by this institution, including the inaugural address, the State of the Union address, veto messages, the de facto line item veto, pardon messages, impeachment rhetoric, war rhetoric, rhetoric responding to crisis, national eulogies, and farewells. These genres of presidential rhetoric can be clustered into three broad categories, depending on the degree of freedom with which the president acts: those in which the president acts unilaterally; genres that take exception, invite cooperation with the legislative branch, or ...


What Is Civil Engaged Argument And Why Does Aspiring To It Matter?, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Bruce Hardy Jul 2012

What Is Civil Engaged Argument And Why Does Aspiring To It Matter?, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Bruce Hardy

Departmental Papers (ASC)

To answer the question posed by the title of this article, we sketch what we mean by the concepts of civility and argument and engagement; note the ways in which the rise of partisan media menaces civil engaged argument; and close with analysis of an exchange between a prominent Democrat and Republican that illustrates the importance of common definitions and sources of trusted evidence.


The Role Of Feminine Rhetoric In Male Presidential Discourse: Achieving Speech Purpose, Lindsay R. Larner May 2009

The Role Of Feminine Rhetoric In Male Presidential Discourse: Achieving Speech Purpose, Lindsay R. Larner

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

Scholars have defined two gender-associated language styles as rhetorical tools that are used by men and women to achieve certain objectives. Masculine language is commanding and instrumental; it is considered conducive to politics. Feminine language is intimate and unifying; it is considered too passive for politics. However, women introduced feminine rhetoric into politics in the United States in 1920 when they were granted the right to participate. But since then, has feminine-style rhetoric played any role in men politicians’ discourse? Specifically, do they use more feminine speech to establish unity and maintain relationships? By comparison, do they use less of ...


Social Organizations As Reconstitutable Networks Of Conversation, Klaus Krippendorff Jan 2008

Social Organizations As Reconstitutable Networks Of Conversation, Klaus Krippendorff

Departmental Papers (ASC)

This essay intends to recover human agency from holistic, abstract, even oppressive conceptions of social organization, common in the social sciences, social systems theory in particular. To do so, I am taking the use of language as simultaneously accompanying the performance of and constructing reality (my version of social constructivism). The essay starts with a definition of human agency in terms of its linguistic manifestation. It then sketches several leading conceptions of social organization, their metaphorical origin and entailments. Finally, it contextualizes the use of these metaphors in conversation, which leads to the main thesis of this essay that the ...


Message Management Systems At Work: Prototypes For Business Communication, Steven. O. Kimbrough, Scott A. Moore Jan 1995

Message Management Systems At Work: Prototypes For Business Communication, Steven. O. Kimbrough, Scott A. Moore

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

In this article, we describe two applications based on a system for office communication that is more flexible and expressive than other systems. This system allows the computerization of tasks that previously required manual intervention because of each task's complexity. The applications, one automating office tasks and the other simulating a bicycle industry, highlight the system's ability to accommodate changes to the communication language. They also highlight the utility of both the formal language used by the system and the inferential model of communications used to interpret the messages.


"Covering The Body": The Kennedy Assassination And The Establishment Of Journalistic Authority, Barbie Zelizer Jan 1990

"Covering The Body": The Kennedy Assassination And The Establishment Of Journalistic Authority, Barbie Zelizer

Dissertations (ASC)

This study explores the narrative reconstruction by journalists of the story of John F. Kennedy's assassination. It examines how American journalists have turned their retellings of assassination coverage into stories about themselves, promoting themselves as the event's authorized spokespeople. At heart of their attempts to do so are issues of rhetorical legitimation, narrative adjustment and collective memory, all of which underscore how journalists establish themselves as an authoritative interpretive community.

The study is based on systematic examination of the narratives by which journalists have told the assassination story over the 27 years since Kennedy died. Narratives were taken ...


Educating The Eloquent Speaker, Kathleen Hall Jamieson Jan 1988

Educating The Eloquent Speaker, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Departmental Papers (ASC)

No abstract provided.


Dickens And Fire Imagery, Joseph Turow Jan 1974

Dickens And Fire Imagery, Joseph Turow

Departmental Papers (ASC)

No abstract provided.