This paper investigates keywords and key-phrases in the speeches of the former and of the current administration of the United States of America. A comparison is carried out referencing George W. Bush’s corpus against Barack Obama’s corpus, to unveil the words and the clusters that the former presidency used frequently and the new one has, partially or totally, dropped. The opposite procedure is also applied. The aim is to unveil the words and phrases which can be regarded as the “signature” of the two Presidents, and in particular of Barack Obama, in order to understand what persuaded the people, even those who disagreed with him, eventually vote for him, whether the co-occurrence of certain words or rather the way in which they are delivered, or both.

How to get the message across: a corpus-driven analysis of political discourse.

MILIZIA, DENISE
2011

Abstract

This paper investigates keywords and key-phrases in the speeches of the former and of the current administration of the United States of America. A comparison is carried out referencing George W. Bush’s corpus against Barack Obama’s corpus, to unveil the words and the clusters that the former presidency used frequently and the new one has, partially or totally, dropped. The opposite procedure is also applied. The aim is to unveil the words and phrases which can be regarded as the “signature” of the two Presidents, and in particular of Barack Obama, in order to understand what persuaded the people, even those who disagreed with him, eventually vote for him, whether the co-occurrence of certain words or rather the way in which they are delivered, or both.
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