Bachelor of Arts
Language, Politics, Campaign, Community
The theoretical framework for this analysis is from the field of sociolinguistics which emphasizes the importance of language in society. that is the study of how speakers use language as a activity to pursue their social roles in their community. The work of Searle, Schegloff, Jefferson, Sacks, and Hymes in particular are cited. Their work based on conversational intereaction between two or more speakers is applied to the data of campaign speech events.
Staruch, Sally Ballog, "Uses of Language in Politics: Sequences in Political Campaign Speech Events" (1977). Honors Papers. 729.