Jonathan Charteris-Black sets out to raise critical awareness of the language used by political leaders to convince others. Such rhetoric. Politicians and Rhetoric: The Persuasive Power of Metaphor (second edition) Jonathan Charteris-Black Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, , pp. Politicians and Rhetoric: The Persuasive Power of Metaphor JONATHAN CHARTERIS-BLACK is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the.

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University of Chicago Press. Appendix 1 Churchill Corpus. What is known as rater reliability in social science is thus a problem here. Appendix 2 Churchills Metaphors Classified.

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Follow us RSS feed. The Edward Snowden affair: This book analyzes the rhetoric of speeches by major British or American politicians and shows how metaphor is used systematically to create political myths of monsters, villains and heroes.

The result is at least interesting, and more often than not richly illuminating. It explores their use of metaphors, their myths and how language analysis helps us to understand how politicians are able to persuade.

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I explain rhetorical choices – and in particular metaphor choices – with reference to individual pragmatic, cognitive and linguistic knowledge and to the social resources of culture, ideology and history.

Churchill, arguably the greatest English political orator of the twentieth century, consistently used several prominent metaphors in his speeches between and In a speech three days later on 10 AprilKing then said: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Charteris-Black Limited preview – JavaScript needs to be enabled to show publications.


Jonathan Charteris-Black, Politicians and Rhetoric: A corpus study politicizns the British press. That is to say, Blair was able to blend formal and informal styles in order to speak clearly and concisely in public.

While fulfilling a purpose can rhteoric thought of as traveling toward a destination, moving aimlessly or drifting around with no place to reach is a metaphorical chartersi-black of having no purpose.

This analysis of the rhetoric of nine successfully persuasive charteris-hlack explains how their use of language created credible and consistent stories politjcians themselves and the social world they inhabit. Such rhetoric functions through a discourse of legitimisation in which political myths are created. Like Clinton, Blair also used reification metaphors.

Grounded Theory in Applied Linguistics Research. I have used the approach to examine the communication of a wide range of western and non-western political leaders. April Invited speaker. Metaphor and Heroic Myth. Rhetoric, in other words, cannot be reduced to metaphor alone.

Because of the scandals that plagued his presidency, Clinton was often engaged in damage control. She had a habit of personifying problems as enemies and imagining politics as a battle. First, he often reified abstractions in either constructive or destructive terms. The use of selected speeches, however, raises questions about the representativeness of the various corpora and the selection criteria employed. Such an assumption may be a primary motivation for the use of financial metaphors in the domain of morality p.

From the Swamp to the Stars. It would have been nice, however, to see Fauconnier and Turner credited when conceptual blending theory is introduced, and some mention of the edited collection by Carver and Pikalo on political language and metaphor.

Poliricians also makes occasional reference to the intertextual context of the passages he discusses. That is, to understand abstract target domains like equality or segregation, King evoked concrete source domains like prisons or journeys. Discourses of Awe and Authority.


As she stated in October The Persuasive Power of Metaphor. Charteris-Black No preview available – While Charteris-Black realizes that the moral accounting metaphor exists in many different cultures p. My library Help Advanced Book Search. For example, on 12 SeptemberBush stated: Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.

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Citing articles via Google Scholar. For instance, on 15 Februaryhe stated: SpringerOct 26, – Social Science – pages. The Persuasive Power of Metaphor 2nd edn – review pre-press version. The Persuasive Power of Metaphor.

Focusing on prepared speeches rather than on other forms of political communication — debates whether parliamentary or televisedinterviews and so on — Charteris-Black examines metaphors across a range of speeches by each politician, rather than analysing individual rhehoric. Jonathan Charteris-Black sets out to raise critical awareness of the language used by political leaders to convince others.

Life as a Race. Here punishment is understood metaphorically as having to pay a price to set the balance of justice right once again. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Metaphors are shown to interact with other figures of speech charteriw-black communicate subliminal meanings by drawing on