A Critical Search for Values in George W. Bush’s State of the Union Addresses

A Critical Search for Values in George W. Bush’s State of the Union Addresses

by Agnieszka Sowinska (Author)
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This book focuses on values and valuation in the State of the Union addresses delivered by the former U.S. President George W. Bush. What values are invoked in the speeches? How are these values constructed? How can they be classified? How are particular construals of values conducive to the actions the speaker wants to legitimize? Drawing on Critical Discourse Studies, the book examines pragmalinguistic tools applied in political legitimization, such as proximization, metaphor or assertion. The analysis reveals three ideological values used in the context of foreign policy making: security, terrorism and freedom.

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Publication Date
July 31, 2015
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Collection
Page count
269
ISBN
9783653964202
Paper ISBN
9783631664834