Gender Differences Of Political Speech

1166 Words Sep 15th, 2016 5 Pages
Assignment one: Gender differences in political speech
In the last decades, there is a growing body of research that investigates how men and women use the language differently. The significance of such research stems from the fact that language is an essential social tool so that the study of the language would represent a distinctive social perspective on the study of gender differences (Coates & Johnson, 2001). In other words, the study of gender differences in language use will shed lights on factors such as situational demands, power access, and social roles that influence the gendered identity. This paper intends to analyze gender-related differences in the acceptance speeches delivered by Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. Particularly, it explores strategies both candidates used not only to discuss their different plans as prospect US presidents but also reflect their gendered identity.
Coming from different political parties, it is obvious that each candidate would have an entirely different way of discussing her/his plans for the USA. For instance, at the Democratic National Convention, Hilary Clinton emphasized, “Our country needs your ideas, energy, and passion. That is the only way we can turn our progressive platform into real change for America. We wrote it together – now let 's go out and make it happen together” . Meanwhile, in his speech at the Republican Nation Convention, Donald Trump indicated, “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I…
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