Analysis of Political Language Based on Appraisal Theory: The Mutual Construction of Language and Power—Taking Xi Jinping and Donald Trump’s Speeches at World Economic Forum as Examples
- Siyou Zhang, Zhongwen Pei
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- Siyou Zhang
Available Online October 2018.
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- Appraisal theory; World Economic Forum; Attitude; Engagement; Graduation
- Davos Forum, also known as World Economic Forum, is a non-official international organization aiming at discussing problems in world economy and promoting international economic cooperation and communication. Based on James R. Martin’s Appraisal Theory, this paper attempts to make a contrastive analysis between Xi Jinping’s and Donald Trump’s speeches at World Economic Forum in 2017 and 2018 respectively. The purpose is to explore how they convey ideology in their speeches, how they make use of language resources to coordinate emotions, judgments and appreciation, as well as how they engage and graduate semantic contents, thereby exploring the mutual construction of language and power.
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TY - CONF AU - Siyou Zhang AU - Zhongwen Pei PY - 2018/10 DA - 2018/10 TI - Analysis of Political Language Based on Appraisal Theory: The Mutual Construction of Language and Power—Taking Xi Jinping and Donald Trump’s Speeches at World Economic Forum as Examples BT - 2018 International Conference on Social Science and Education Reform (ICSSER 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsser-18.2018.23 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsser-18.2018.23 ID - Zhang2018/10 ER -