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Hey, basically I am doing my investigation about the language used in persuasive speeches. I have already started my intro and methodology but am stuck on analysis. How do I set it out? Like what sub headings do I do. I was thinking of doing anaphora and antistrophe, inclusive pronouns, rule of three, creating unity at throughout Eg "dear friends" but I don't know what categories they are under eg lexis or grammar, really need help as my deadline is due soon, thanks x
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Hey, basically I am doing my investigation about the language used in persuasive speeches. I have already started my intro and methodology but am stuck on analysis. How do I set it out? Like what sub headings do I do. I was thinking of doing anaphora and antistrophe, inclusive pronouns, rule of three, creating unity at throughout Eg "dear friends" but I don't know what categories they are under eg lexis or grammar, really need help as my deadline is due soon, thanks x
Anaphore and antistrophe are all types of figurative language. You can just put "figurative language" and then explain what you mean by this underneath it. Try and focus on the linguistic side; so anecdotes, idioms, colloquialisms, maybe neologisms too. Don't make it too much about literature.

Creating unity is a good one. That can be incorporated into anything. Probably more to do with semantics (word meaning and association). Grammar will become a problematic topic if you don't know which area you are focusing on. To get the highest grade possible, it might be better to try and focus on both written and spoken communication. Remember speeches are a form of blended communication, so you need to look at both aspects of written and spoken to analyse speeches.

Hope this helps. Feel free to reply back if you need anymore help.
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Anaphore and antistrophe are all types of figurative language. You can just put "figurative language" and then explain what you mean by this underneath it. Try and focus on the linguistic side; so anecdotes, idioms, colloquialisms, maybe neologisms too. Don't make it too much about literature.

Creating unity is a good one. That can be incorporated into anything. Probably more to do with semantics (word meaning and association). Grammar will become a problematic topic if you don't know which area you are focusing on. To get the highest grade possible, it might be better to try and focus on both written and spoken communication. Remember speeches are a form of blended communication, so you need to look at both aspects of written and spoken to analyse speeches.

Hope this helps. Feel free to reply back if you need anymore help.
Wow!! Thank u so much, ur more helpful than my teacher!!! What I don't understand is how to do the analysis, like I wrote that one speech contains a lot of openings like "dear friends" and I made a table to show clearly how often it was said. I also said how it tries to connote the theme of togetherness and family but what else do you have to write in the analysis. Also I don't know how to bring in any theories or how to relate it to wider issues in language study, sorry for the long message but I am desperate, thank u in advance xx
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Wow!! Thank u so much, ur more helpful than my teacher!!! What I don't understand is how to do the analysis, like I wrote that one speech contains a lot of openings like "dear friends" and I made a table to show clearly how often it was said. I also said how it tries to connote the theme of togetherness and family but what else do you have to write in the analysis. Also I don't know how to bring in any theories or how to relate it to wider issues in language study, sorry for the long message but I am desperate, thank u in advance xx
Well, your next thing to do about unity is to show any similarities or differences in your other speeches is. Depending on how long your speeches are, you should have at least 3-4 max. If they are horrendously long, then just 3.

When I wrote my lang investigation, I just didn't use linguistic theories. I used sociological and psychological theories too. Maybe you need to look into that?

I've found some thesis for you to look at. You can use this as part of theories. I remember I had to read a whole dissertation for my lang investigation. Did wonders though, I got full marks! But there will always be subheading in the contents page, so just go to them instead of reading the whole one.

Your main focus will be Political Discourse. For more PhDs, theses and dissertations, just type into a search engine: persuasion in political discourse thesis.
You may think it's a lot, but that's why c/w is always done in Year 12 June-July, then in the 6 weeks also! But have a look at some of these. They should be really useful for you.

https://is.muni.cz/th/124142/pedf_m/...s-P_Adamec.pdf

http://surface.syr.edu/cgi/viewconte...context=thesis

http://edoc.hu-berlin.de/series/getm...14-2/PDF/2.pdf

http://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent....78&context=etd

http://www.academypublication.com/is...ol03/11/01.pdf
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Well, your next thing to do about unity is to show any similarities or differences in your other speeches is. Depending on how long your speeches are, you should have at least 3-4 max. If they are horrendously long, then just 3.

When I wrote my lang investigation, I just didn't use linguistic theories. I used sociological and psychological theories too. Maybe you need to look into that?

I've found some thesis for you to look at. You can use this as part of theories. I remember I had to read a whole dissertation for my lang investigation. Did wonders though, I got full marks! But there will always be subheading in the contents page, so just go to them instead of reading the whole one.

Your main focus will be Political Discourse. For more PhDs, theses and dissertations, just type into a search engine: persuasion in political discourse thesis.
You may think it's a lot, but that's why c/w is always done in Year 12 June-July, then in the 6 weeks also! But have a look at some of these. They should be really useful for you.

https://is.muni.cz/th/124142/pedf_m/...s-P_Adamec.pdf

http://surface.syr.edu/cgi/viewconte...context=thesis

http://edoc.hu-berlin.de/series/getm...14-2/PDF/2.pdf

http://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent....78&context=etd

http://www.academypublication.com/is...ol03/11/01.pdf
Brill! Thanks a lot!! X
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