The Instrumentalization of Fear in the Rhetorics of George W. Bush. A Linguistic Analysis


Term Paper, 2015

21 Pages, Grade: 1,7


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Table of Content

1. Introduction

2. Emotions as a Political Instrument: Terror Management Theory and its Relevance
2.1 Fear and Mortality Salience According to Terror Management Theory
2.2 Out-group Stigmatization as a Result of Mortality Salience
2.3 TMT and post-9/11 attitude change in America
2.4 Rhetoric Instrumentalization of Prejudice, Fear and Patriotism

3. George Bush’s post 9/11 Policies, Speech Context and Content

4. Speech Analysis
4.1 Frequency, Context and Text Position of Emotional Content in Bush’s Speeches
4.1.1 Emotion-related words
4.1.2 Keywords
4.1.3 Words Related to Ethic and Moral Values and Judgment
4.1.4 Mortality Salience - and Death-related Words and Phrases
4.2 Rational Arguments: Linguistic and Logic Analysis and Criticism

5. Other Speech Analyses of Bush’s 2001 and 2002 Speeches

6. Connection to Terror Management Theory and Conclusion

7. References

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Title
The Instrumentalization of Fear in the Rhetorics of George W. Bush. A Linguistic Analysis
College
University of Heidelberg
Grade
1,7
Author
Year
2015
Pages
21
Catalog Number
V468171
ISBN (eBook)
9783668949300
ISBN (Book)
9783668949317
Language
English
Keywords
instrumentalization, fear, rhetorics, george, bush, linguistic, analysis
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Jonas Faust (Author), 2015, The Instrumentalization of Fear in the Rhetorics of George W. Bush. A Linguistic Analysis, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/468171

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