Award Date

1-1-1999

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication Studies

First Committee Member

Gage Chapel

Number of Pages

85

Abstract

The separatist movement in Quebec currently has a forceful leader in Lucien Bouchard As a staunch advocate of the cause, the Premier plays a vital role in relevant public discussion. The unique aspect in this case is the bilingual component to the debate on sovereignty; separatist appeals must be made to both English-speaking and French-speaking audiences Johannesen's (1975) ethical evaluative criteria for human communication, four Bouchard speeches, two in each language, are analyzed toward an exegesis of the potential to sway voters. The resulting implications indicate a significant difference in the theoretical framework for sovereignty established by Bouchard within each group. The fact that English and French-speaking voters may not be substantively answering the same question on Quebec's separation raises ethical issues that warrant inclusion in future referendum deliberations.

Keywords

Bouchard; Language; Lucien; Movement; Quebec; Separatist; Sovereignty

Controlled Subject

Rhetoric

File Format

pdf

File Size

2416.64 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/h5hi-wprm


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