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Lexical Analysis of 2008 US Presidential and Vice-Presidiential Debates - Who's the Windbag? Lexical Analysis of 2008 US Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debateshome | Martin Krzywinski : projects contact 1 minute summary Metrics of speech structure of candidates fall within narrow tolerances, suggesting high degree of wordsmithing and rehearsal.

Lexical Analysis of 2008 US Presidential and Vice-Presidiential Debates - Who's the Windbag?

For example, noun/verb/adjective/adverb ratio spread is very small with candidates' values within 2%. Relatively small differences seen in unique word count and noun phrase profile. The Obama/McCain debates began with balanced performance from both candidates but end with Obama verbally overpowering McCain and delivering speech with more concepts and higher complexity. When words exclusive to a candidate are considered, Obama's more frequent use of verbs and much more frequent use of adjectives and adverbs, compared to McCain, suggests that he is more of a fluid and contextual thinker who, unlike McCain whose language metrics suggest a categorical approach, does not seek to fit issues into pre-existing categories. Introduction Methods. Barack Obama Speech Inauguration 2009. Martin Luther King speech - I Have a Dream - deutscher Untertitel. Kennedy - I am a Berliner - Ich Bin Ein Berliner. First Moon Landing 1969.

Never was so much owed by so many to so few - Winston Churchill Speeches. Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You! The Blue and the Gray (1982) - Gettysburg Address. Jodie Foster's Golden Globe acceptance speech: full transcript. The genius of Jodie Foster's speech. Reading this on mobile?

The genius of Jodie Foster's speech

Click here to view the video It's a considerable thing to deliver a speech that is at once artfully put together and emotionally affecting. At the Golden Globes – where in accepting the Cecil B DeMille award for lifetime achievement, she made the first public acknowledgement of her sexuality – Jodie Foster managed both. How do political leaders justify their actions? We’ve probably all been in a situation where we felt the need to justify or ‘legitimise’ our behaviour or actions in some way.

How do political leaders justify their actions?

This legitimisation usually takes the form of providing arguments which can explain our actions or even our opinions about something. There can be many reasons why we do this; to gain social acceptance; perhaps an attempt to get or maintain power; to improve relationships or maybe to achieve popularity or fame. Whatever the reason, in most cases when we do this, we’re looking to get the support or approval of the person or people that we’re talking to. Do euphemisms soften the impact of war or mask the truth? Casualty ‘He had been trained to take out other men.

Do euphemisms soften the impact of war or mask the truth?

We had made sure his weaponry was smart, And softened up the enemy with carpet Bombing. Sadly, he was taken out By some friendly fire.’ Instead he could have taken out some girls, The mirror having proved him smart enough; Obama's inaugural address – full text. "Vice President Biden, Mr.

Obama's inaugural address – full text

Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

" Rhetoric. Rhetoric Rhetoric is the study of effective speaking and writing.


"That form of speaking which has the intention of making an impact upon, persuading, or influencing a public audience. " Rhetorical devices are frequently used consciously in advertising and in public speeches to create an effect. Rhetoric may be used to present a case in the most effective way, showing verbal dexterity. The danger of rhetoric, with its intention to persuade, is that the speaker may "stretch" the truth and effectively present a worthless or immoral cause. Examples of Rhetorical Devices Two basic principles of Socrates: Obama Inaugural Address: The Unapologetic President. A Point of View: Roll up for the inauguration. 25 January 2013Last updated at 12:12 ET The US presidential inauguration is a unique political spectacle, says historian David Cannadine.

A Point of View: Roll up for the inauguration

Whenever possible, I like to be in the United States to witness the patriotic festivities and political theatre that once again took place in Washington DC last Monday, for they are an extraordinary amalgam of national celebration and religious fervour, piety and partying, glitz and glory, showbiz and razzle-dazzle. Nowhere else in the world is there anything quite like an American presidential inauguration, and the fact they've happened once every four years for more than two and a quarter centuries is also unique.

In their fundamentals, the pomp and the ceremonial are essentially unchanging, and all of them since Bill Clinton's second inaugural in 1997 have been available live on the internet, which means it's possible to follow this quintessentially American spectacle as it happens from virtually anywhere in the world. Continue reading the main story. Transcript - Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address - Text. Language in Conflict - Negation.