Award Date

1-1-2004

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication Studies

First Committee Member

Thomas Burkholder

Number of Pages

103

Abstract

This study examines three speeches delivered by U.S. presidents during times of international crises, Woodrow Wilson's speech on April 2, 1917, George H. W. Bush's speech delivered on January 16, 1991, and the speech by George W. Bush delivered on September 20, 2001. Elements of epideictic, deliberative and forensic strategies were applied to the discourse to determine whether the speeches conformed to expectations for presidential international crisis rhetoric. This thesis extends a study completed in 1989 in which Bonnie J. Dow argued that only epideictic and deliberative strategies appear in international crisis rhetoric. In contrast, this study found that, in order for the discourse to be effective, a combination of epideictic, deliberative and forensic strategies must be present in international crisis rhetoric.

Keywords

Cold; Crisis; International; Post Residential; Rhetoric; Study; War

Controlled Subject

Communication; Political science

File Format

pdf

File Size

2119.68 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/vmly-ofbo


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