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The Resource Political tone : how leaders talk and why, Roderick P. Hart, Jay P. Childers, and Colene J. Lind

Political tone : how leaders talk and why, Roderick P. Hart, Jay P. Childers, and Colene J. Lind

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Political tone : how leaders talk and why
Title
Political tone
Title remainder
how leaders talk and why
Statement of responsibility
Roderick P. Hart, Jay P. Childers, and Colene J. Lind
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Language
eng
Summary
"It's not what you say, but how you say it. Solving problems with words is the essence of politics, and finding the right words for the moment can make or break a politician's career. Yet very little has been said in political science about the elusive element of tone. In Political Tone, Roderick P. Hart, Jay P. Childers, and Colene J. Lind analyze a range of texts--from speeches and debates to advertising and print and broadcast campaign coverage-- using a sophisticated computer program, DICTION, that parses their content for semantic features like realism, commonality, and certainty, as well as references to religion, party, or patriotic terms. Beginning with a look at how societal forces like diversity and modernity manifest themselves as political tones in the contexts of particular leaders and events, the authors proceed to consider how individual leaders have used tone to convey their messages: How did Bill Clinton's clever dexterity help him recover from the Monica Lewinsky scandal? How did Barack Obama draw on his experience as a talented community activist to overcome his inexperience as a national leader? And how does Sarah Palin's wandering tone indicate that she trusts her listeners and is open to their ideas? By focusing not on the substance of political arguments but on how they were phrased, Political Tone provides powerful and unexpected insights into American politics."--Publisher's website
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Hart, Roderick P
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4193.P6
LC item number
H36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1974-
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  • Childers, Jay P.
  • Lind, Colene J.
Series statement
Chicago studies in American politics
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  • Political oratory
  • Politicians
  • Rhetoric
  • Political oratory
  • Politicians
  • Rhetoric
Label
Political tone : how leaders talk and why, Roderick P. Hart, Jay P. Childers, and Colene J. Lind
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-280) and index
Contents
Understanding language. The mysteries of political tone -- Societal forces. Diversity and the accommodating tone ; Partisanship and the balanced tone ; Modernity and the urgent tone ; Institutions and the assertive tone -- Personal forces. Scandal and the resilient tone ; Complexity and the measured tone ; Inexperience and the neighborly tone ; Ambition and the wandering tone -- Beyond language. The possibilities of political tone
Control code
809911026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
293 p.
Isbn
9780226023151
Lccn
2012048344
Other control number
40022233483
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)809911026
Label
Political tone : how leaders talk and why, Roderick P. Hart, Jay P. Childers, and Colene J. Lind
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-280) and index
Contents
Understanding language. The mysteries of political tone -- Societal forces. Diversity and the accommodating tone ; Partisanship and the balanced tone ; Modernity and the urgent tone ; Institutions and the assertive tone -- Personal forces. Scandal and the resilient tone ; Complexity and the measured tone ; Inexperience and the neighborly tone ; Ambition and the wandering tone -- Beyond language. The possibilities of political tone
Control code
809911026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
293 p.
Isbn
9780226023151
Lccn
2012048344
Other control number
40022233483
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)809911026

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