By Christina Schaffner
This quantity bargains with political speeches, relatively commemorative addresses, from the viewpoint of serious discourse research. Such addresses are characterised as consultant and epideictic, as exemplified via an handle fo the Dutch Queen Beatrix to the Knesset in the course of her 1995 kingdom stopover at to Israel. serious attention is given to the position of rhetoric inside political discourse anlysis.
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28. Apart from the fact that the phrase 'solutions for your country' probably intends to refer to 'solutions for the conflict between your country and neighbouring countries', this sentence is rather unfortunate. The fact that it is uttered at all presupposes its relevance. And it is only relevant if Israel considers 'non-democratic solutions'. 29. 'Representative' is used in a different sense here from the one I used throughout this paper. Searle divided speech acts into several categories, notably 'representatives', 'directives', 'commissives', 'expressives' and 'declaratives'; 'representatives' are those speech acts in which the speaker is committed to the truth of the expressed proposition.
The Queen's Christmas radio addresses. They show that the necessity of representation can be broken every once in a while. This is not unlike the kind of representation appropriate for presidents which also occasionally allows the media to approach the president as a private person. < previous page page_42 next page > < previous page page_43 next page > Page 43 Homogeneous audience vs. multiple addressees According to the system of classical rhetoric, the orator had to take into account only two groups within his audiencepro and contra.
Verhey, E. (1995) De zin van Beatrix. Wat Hare Majesteit kreeg voorgezegd en wat zij zelf wilde zeggen (Beatrix' sentence. What Her Majesty was told to say and what she wanted to say herself). Vrij Nederland 8 April 1995, 7-8. F. (1996) Mapping participant deictics: A technique for discovering speaker's footing. Journal of Pragmatics 25, 331-48. Appendix: Address by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix to the Knesset on Tuesday, March 28th, 1995, on the occasion of the State Visit to Israel Mr Speaker, Members of the Knesset, (1) The very name of your parliament, Knesset, takes us back to a distant past.