By Maria-Ionela Neagu
This e-book presents an in-depth investigate the cognitive and argumentative nature of political discourse with a spotlight at the position and position of conceptual metaphors in useful argumentation. Neagu's empirical research centres at the corpus of the yank Presidential debates in 2008 and speeches by means of Barack Obama from 2009-2011.
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This strategy can also be related to the fallacy of magnifying what has been left unexpressed. Ignoratio elenchi represents the case when the protagonist brings forward argumentation that is only relevant for a standpoint which in fact is not under discussion. Petitio principii/Begging the question advances premises that contain the conclusion and therefore, they already assume the truthfulness of the statement. Misuse of argument/argumentation schemes. , 2009: 164) that pertains to the introduction of supporting arguments according to one of the argument schemes.
It’s completely out of control. But I think that we have to examine every agency of government … and eliminate them and we’ll have to scrub every agency of government. (September 26, 2008) In order to attest to his determination and to his commitment to future acts, the politician embraces different roles. His self becomes ‘a changeable formula for managing oneself ’ during events (Goffman, 1986). In this case, McCain projects the figures of the warrior (which prevails throughout the debates), the rider in his strive to harness wild spending, the teacher who ‘examines’ and sanctions every project, and the maverick whose ideas place him at the boundaries of current governing principles.
Context models as subjective mental constructs develop ‘ongoingly’ being stimulated and constrained by the participants’ interaction and thinking produced during the communicative situation. 1057/9781137309907 Conceptual Metaphor Theory 27 share in discourse processing. ’ Therefore, event models provide the necessary information (what is said), whereas context models control how things are said (van Dijk, 2008: 101). My contention is that conceptual metaphors are an integrative part of this process.