The Resource Talking with the President : the pragmatics of presidential language, John Wilson

Talking with the President : the pragmatics of presidential language, John Wilson

Label
Talking with the President : the pragmatics of presidential language
Title
Talking with the President
Title remainder
the pragmatics of presidential language
Statement of responsibility
John Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
John Wilson provides a pragmatic analysis of presidential language. Pragmatics is concerned with linguistic 'meaning in context', or the relationship between 'what we say' and 'what we mean'. Hence, he explores the various ways in which US presidents have used language within specific social contexts to achieve specific objectives. This may include obfuscation, misdirection, the use of metaphor or ambiguity, or in some cases simply lying. He concentrates on six presidents: John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, Ronald W. Reagan, William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack H. Obama
Cataloging source
AZU
Dewey number
306.240973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P301.5.P67
LC item number
W55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Target audience
specialized
Label
Talking with the President : the pragmatics of presidential language, John Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • none
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Hail to the Chief: Pragmatics and the President -- Chapter Two: Talking pragmatics with the best and the brightest: John F Kennedy -- Chapter Three: Lies, truth, and somewhere in between: Richard M. Nixon -- Chapter Four: The narrative Presidency: Ronald Regan and stories from the White House -- Chapter Five: It's language Jim, but not as we know it: William J Clinton -- Chapter Six: Bring em on! the empire strikes back: George W Bush -- Chapter Seven: There and back again with Barack H Obama
Control code
ocn905746498
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190236618
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37512341
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)905746498
  • oso0190236612

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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