GENDER AND HEDGES IN POLITICAL PUBLIC SPEAKING: A CASE STUDY ON BARACK OBAMA AND JILL STEIN IN US PRESIDENTIAL PUBLIC ELECTION 2012

Susanti, Wendri (2014) GENDER AND HEDGES IN POLITICAL PUBLIC SPEAKING: A CASE STUDY ON BARACK OBAMA AND JILL STEIN IN US PRESIDENTIAL PUBLIC ELECTION 2012. S1 thesis, Universitas Mataram.

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Abstract

This thesis deals with hedges uses by Obama and Stein in their perspective campaign speeches. The purpose of this study was to explore hedges in political discourse, more specifically the ones used by the said candidates in their perspective campaign speeches back in the United States public election held in 2012. The methods chosen for this research were field study, critical discourse analysis and quantitative analysis. The study accommodates that the use of hedges were higher in Obama’s speeches with total 342 cases, meanwhile 150 occurrences were found in Stein’s—meaning 492 hedges in the form of words and phrases were found. It also shows that Obama and Stein gave preference to hedges in the type of modal lexical verbs with 257, followed by approximators, and adjectival, adverbial and nominal phrases—111 and 44 cases, respectively. Other hedges: modal lexical verbs, introductory phrases, conditional clause and relation hedges, were quite varied in number.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Keywords (Kata Kunci): hedges, gender and language, political public speaking
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
Depositing User: Ahmadi S.Si
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2017 01:34
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2017 01:34
URI: http://eprints.unram.ac.id/id/eprint/356

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