Rhetorical and Linguistic Analysis of Bush's Second Inaugural Speech

Imad Hayif Sameer


This study attempts to analyze Bush's second inaugural speech. It aims at investigating the use of linguistic strategies in it. It resorts to two models which are Aristotle's model while the second is that of Atkinson's (1984) to draw the attention towards linguistic strategies. The analysis shows that Bush's second inaugural speech is successful because it manifests and achieves these strategies.



Discourse, Critical Discourse Analysis, Rhetoric, Politics and Language, Inaugural Speech

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.alls.v.8n.1p.44


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