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Gender in Political Discourse: a Comparative Analysis of American Political Speeches

ФИО студента: Elizaveta Shtudent

Руководитель: Mira Bergelson

Кампус/факультет: School of Foreign Languages

Программа: Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication (Bachelor)

Оценка: 8

Год защиты: 2020

Currently, the gender characteristics of political discourse are scarcely studied, and the role of gender in the political language is not yet fully defined. Moreover, while numerous works have been done on the topic of discourse, the ultimate understanding of the term "political discourse" is currently unclear. Furthermore, the term "political speech" is directly related to the study of political discourse. Deeper questions arise such as the characteristics of the political language, its differences from other variants of the national language, etc. One of the issues requiring special attention is the characteristics of the political language, which are found in the speeches of women and men politicians. This paper is divided into four parts: introductory, theoretical, practical, and final. The theoretical part examines in detail the foundations of discourse, political discourse, and the role of the gender component in shaping political speech. The main - third, practical part of the work is devoted to the analysis of political speeches for the presence of gender characteristics. The core of the study is the speeches of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The purpose of this work is to conduct a comparative analysis of statements of famous American politicians and identify the impact of gender in speech formation by analyzing the texts on the presence of lexical, stylistic and grammatical means of expression. The body of this scientific work is considered in more detail in the practical part. In conclusion, the results of the main part of the work are summarized and compared with the results of the theoretical part.

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