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Магистратура 2017/2018

Политическая риторика и спичрайтинг

Лучший по критерию «Полезность курса для расширения кругозора и разностороннего развития»
Статус: Курс обязательный (Политическая лингвистика)
Направление: 45.04.03. Фундаментальная и прикладная лингвистика
Когда читается: 2-й курс, 1, 2 модуль
Формат изучения: Full time
Прогр. обучения: Политическая лингвистика
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 5

Course Syllabus

Abstract

In this course we will look at how political discourse is created using logical, psychological and linguistic methods of persuasion. We will also explore the priciples of effective debating. The course combines reading and discussing theory with practice in speech-making and debating.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • understanding the role of logic and logical thinking in political discourse
  • analyzing the role of the audience and the role of the speaker
  • understanding the importance of style in political communication
  • learning the methods of polemic in political sphere
  • understanding the genres of political speech acts
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • understanding basic concepts
  • analyzing political speech acts from the point of view of logical argumentation
  • analyzing political speech acts from the point of view of the speaker's identity
  • analyzing political speech acts from the point of view of the structure of the audience
  • analyzing political speech acts from the point of view of emotional impact
  • analyzing the stylistic properties of political speech acts
  • identifying the distinctive features of the main genres of political communication
  • ability to argue one's point effectively
  • ability to dispute the opponent's position
  • ability to maintain a political debate
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Basic concepts of political communication
    The political sphere; political discourse; the rhetorical situation; speech act; critical analysis
  • Argument (Logos)
    The role of logical proofs. Conceptual analysis. Logical fallacies
  • Ethos / Identity
    The identity of the speaker and structure of the audience
  • Pathos
    The emotional impact in political communication. The role of allusions and quotations. Elements of non-verbal communication
  • Genres of political communication
    Inauguration speech, convention address, debate speech, blogs, parliamentary address, rally speeches (student presentations)
  • Polemic and political dialogue
    Rhetorical attacks and ways to counter them
  • Final debate
    Two debates on topical issues
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Class activity
  • non-blocking Debate
  • non-blocking Presentation on genres of political communication
  • non-blocking Terminology test
  • non-blocking Exam 1
  • non-blocking Exam 2
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    Exam 1 and 2 (30%) + Course Activity (20%) + Debate (20%) + Presentation (20%) + Terminology test (10%). The examination after the first module contributes 40% to the total Exam Grade and the examination after the second module, respectively, 60%
  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    Exam 1 and 2 (30%) + Course Activity (20%) + Debate (20%) + Presentation (20%) + Terminology test (10%). The examination after the first module contributes 40% to the total Exam Grade and the examination after the second module, respectively, 60%
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Aristotle, Yunis, H., Waterfield, R., & Aristotle. (2018). The Art of Rhetoric. Oxford, United Kingdom: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2096818

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Atkins, J. (2010). Moral Argument and the Justification of Policy: New Labour’s Case for Welfare Reform. British Journal of Politics & International Relations, 12(3), 408–424. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-856X.2010.00415.x
  • Beard, A. (2000). The Language of Politics. London: Taylor & Francis Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=60933
  • Cap, P., & Okulska, U. (2013). Analyzing Genres in Political Communication : Theory and Practice. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=605122
  • Charteris-Black, J. (2014). Analysing Political Speeches : Rhetoric, Discourse and Metaphor. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1453945
  • Edelman, M. (1998). Language, Myths and Rhetoric. Society, 35(2), 131–139. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02838136
  • Feldman, O., & Landtsheer, C. de. (1998). Politically Speaking : A Worldwide Examination of Language Used in the Public Sphere. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Publishing Group. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=182543
  • Finlayson, A. (2007). From Beliefs to Arguments: Interpretive Methodology and Rhetorical Political Analysis. British Journal of Politics & International Relations, 9(4), 545–563. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-856X.2007.00269.x
  • Hopkins, N., & Kahani-Hopkins, V. (2004). The antecedents of identification: A rhetorical analysis of British Muslim activists’ constructions of community and identity. British Journal of Social Psychology, 43(1), 41–57. https://doi.org/10.1348/014466604322915971
  • Jerit, J. (2004). Survival of the Fittest: Rhetoric During the Course of an Election Campaign. Political Psychology, 25(4), 563–575. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9221.2004.00387.x
  • Martin, J. (2015). Situating Speech: A Rhetorical Approach to Political Strategy. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.9ADDDE3B
  • Reicher, S., & Hopkins, N. (1996). Self-category constructions in political rhetoric; an analysis of Thatcher’s and Kinnock’s speeches concerning the British miners’ strike (1984-5). European Journal of Social Psychology, 26(3), 353–371. https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1099-0992(199605)26:3<353::AID-EJSP757>3.0.CO;2-O
  • Schäffner, C., & Chilton, P. A. (2002). Politics As Text and Talk : Analytic Approaches to Political Discourse. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Co. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=253276