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Political Rhetorics and Speech Writing

2019/2020
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
5
ECTS credits
Delivered at:
School of Applied Linguistics and Foreign Languages
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
2 year, 1, 2 module

Instructor

Программа дисциплины

Аннотация

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.
Цель освоения дисциплины

Цель освоения дисциплины

  • 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
Результаты освоения дисциплины

Результаты освоения дисциплины

  • ability to argue one's point effectively
  • ability to dispute the opponent's position
  • ability to maintain a political debate
  • analyzing political speech acts from the point of view of emotional impact
  • 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 the stylistic properties of political speech acts
  • identifying the distinctive features of the main genres of political communication
  • understanding basic concepts
Содержание учебной дисциплины

Содержание учебной дисциплины

  • 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
Элементы контроля

Элементы контроля

  • Class activity (неблокирующий)
  • Debate (неблокирующий)
  • Presentation on genres of political communication (неблокирующий)
  • Terminology test (неблокирующий)
  • Exam 1 (неблокирующий)
  • Exam 2 (неблокирующий)
Промежуточная аттестация

Промежуточная аттестация

  • Промежуточная аттестация (1 модуль)
    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%
  • Промежуточная аттестация (2 модуль)
    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%
Список литературы

Список литературы

Рекомендуемая основная литература

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Рекомендуемая дополнительная литература

  • Edelman, M. (1998). Language, Myths and Rhetoric. Society, 35(2), 131–139. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02838136
  • 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