Features of male and female public speeches: a study of Helmut Kohl, Gerhard Schroeder and Angela Merkel’s public speeches

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Abstract

The present essay examines the issues connected with the differences in the speeches of public men and women determined by their gender. The paper presents the analysis of the political speeches of such German politicians as H. Kohl, G. Schroeder and A. Merkel. By the comparison of their public speeches, the author tries to reveal gender rhetoric particularities at different linguistic levels, with the concern of extralinguistic factors. The material under analysis makes it possible to identify the gender speech peculiarities through the verbal behaviour of men and women in political discourse.

General Information

Keywords: gender, political discourse, male and female speech, feminine, masculine

Journal rubric: Intercultural Communication and Problems of Globalization: Psycho-, Socio- and Ethnolinguistics

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/langt.2016030208

For citation: Kiyanova K.A. Features of male and female public speeches: a study of Helmut Kohl, Gerhard Schroeder and Angela Merkel’s public speeches [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2016. Vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 76–85. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2016030208. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

K. A. Kiyanova, Assistant of the Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of History, Lomonosov Moscow State Universtity, Postgraduate of Philological Faculty, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: kiyanova.karina@gmail.com

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