How they spoke : an analysis of the 2004 presidential campaign speeches : [an honors thesis (HONRS 499)]

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dc.contributor.advisor Losco, Joseph en_US Markoski, Allison A. en_US 2011-06-06T19:08:45Z 2011-06-06T19:08:45Z 2005 en_US 2005
dc.identifier.other A-318 en_US
dc.description.abstract As an analysis of the rhetoric of the 2004 presidential election, I offer an extension of Roderick P. Hart's theory from CampaignTalk: Why Elections Are Good for Us about the dialectical function of campaigns. The dialectical function of a campaign offers a specific formula that winning/losing incumbents and winning/losing challengers have followed throughout Hart's historical analysis. I determined that the results from Hart's Diction 5.0 program were relevant, yet not predictive results of the 2004 presidential election. In my analysis, I propose that Hart's approach failed to predict the outcome of the 2004 presidential election. Although he does give insight into the effects of rhetorical choices, Hart's approach did not predict the outcome of the election. I also include extensive charts that show my findings, along with criticism and support of Hart's quantitative analysis of rhetoric.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 150 leaves ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Political science. en_US
dc.title How they spoke : an analysis of the 2004 presidential campaign speeches : [an honors thesis (HONRS 499)] en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.notes "A political science and Honors College thesis." Thesis (B.?.)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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