|Tipo di tesi||Tesi di dottorato di ricerca|
|Autore||KUNST, ALEX MATTHEW|
|Titolo||Sottogeneri all’interno del genere del discorso politico. Caso oggetto di studio: lo stile (gli stili) e la struttura generale del ‘Radio Address’ di Obama.|
|Titolo in inglese||Sub-Genres within the Genre of Political Discourse. Case Study: The Genre(s) and Generic Structuring of Obama’s Radio Address|
|Settore scientifico disciplinare||L-LIN/12 - LINGUA E TRADUZIONE - LINGUA INGLESE|
|Corso di studi||SCIENZE UMANISTICHE|
|Data inizio appello||2017-10-27|
|Disponibilità||Accessibile via web (tutti i file della tesi sono accessibili)|
Questa tesi intende spiegare la modalità in cui il linguaggio varia in relazione al contesto, analizzando il passaggio da un testo scritto al linguaggio parlato di un discorso politico(Wilson 1990; Chilton and Schaffner 2002; Wodak and Chilton 2005; Fairclough 2003; van Dijk 2008; Cap et al 2013) .
This thesis expands understanding of how language varies according to context by investigating the written-to-be-spoken language of political discourse (Wilson 1990; Chilton and Schaffner 2002; Wodak and Chilton 2005; Fairclough 2003; van Dijk 2008; Cap et al 2013). Specifically, the study demonstrates the existence of sub-genres in varying contexts of situation within the genre of political discourse by investigating the generic structure of political speeches of similar registers, thus a ‘repertoire of registers’ (Bakhtin 1986; Martin 1992). This study views genre as being sociocultural with specific goals in mind. It is sociocultural because it usually involves other people with the same cultural ‘norms’ and it has specific goals in mind to accomplish which requires different stages to go through in order to reach the specific goal (Martin & Rose 2007: 8). Therefore, in order to reveal the genre, this study examines the generic structure (Christie and Martin 1997; Martin and Rose 2007; Coffin et al 2009) of similar registers by way of Theme/Rheme, which is part of the textual metafunction of systemic functional linguistics (SFL) (Halliday 1994; Halliday and Matthiessen 2004; Eggins 2004; Thompson 2004). To demonstrate this, the thesis investigates the genre of the American Presidential radio address of Barack Obama during his first term as President, 2009-2012. It focuses on five diverse ‘repertoire of registers’, with each repertoire comprising of four radio addresses: (1) the economy, (2) healthcare, (3) man-inflicted tragedy and (4) Christmas. Each address within each repertoire will be analysed by way of Theme/Rheme to determine its generic structure and then will be compared and contrasted to the other addresses within that repertoire to postulate that they are similar in generic structure, thus a potential sub-genre. Further, to highlight the possible sub-genre of one repertoire of registers, the generic structures of each repertoire of registers will then be compared and contrasted with the other repertoires to reveal how they unfold differently when compared to others. Ultimately, the study will demonstrate that the generic structures of each repertoire of similar registers are similar, and, this then may lead to a sub-genre within an already established genre of the radio address. The benefits from the analysis will further demonstrate that language does function and unfold within the specific context in which it was constructed and produced, and therefore, stresses the importance of context of situation when analysing text.