The present PhD Dissertation deals with the linguistic study of the different ways in which the German and Italian connectivesWeilandperchéare used to express explicitly causal relations between sentences within argumentative political texts, more precisely within election programmes of different German and Italian parties.The descriptive analysis aims at individuating differences and similarities between both speech communities regarding the application of the mentioned connectives in political contexts which reflect cultural peculiarities of both nations. The first, theoretic part of the thesis pursues the objective to define political text and argumentation in a contemporary and for the analysis useful way. It presents an overview on the historical evolution and conceptualization of what we understand as a political text and its main characteristics from a rhetorical, terminology research and text linguistical point of view. Thereon the necessary theoretical assumptions will be compiled to define the concept of argumentation as well as the language tools that are involved in the expression of argumentation.The empiric part of the thesis finally deals with the contrastive analysis of the causal connectives in German and Italian election programmes investigating especially the following aspects: a) syntactical position, b) morphology of the connected expressions and c) argumentative strength.

Explizite Konnexion der Argumentation in den Wahlprogrammen deutscher und italienischer Parteien am Beispiel der kausalen Konnektoren weil und perché / Held, Alexander. - (2016 Mar 31).

Explizite Konnexion der Argumentation in den Wahlprogrammen deutscher und italienischer Parteien am Beispiel der kausalen Konnektoren weil und perché

HELD, Alexander
2016-03-31

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The present PhD Dissertation deals with the linguistic study of the different ways in which the German and Italian connectivesWeilandperchéare used to express explicitly causal relations between sentences within argumentative political texts, more precisely within election programmes of different German and Italian parties.The descriptive analysis aims at individuating differences and similarities between both speech communities regarding the application of the mentioned connectives in political contexts which reflect cultural peculiarities of both nations. The first, theoretic part of the thesis pursues the objective to define political text and argumentation in a contemporary and for the analysis useful way. It presents an overview on the historical evolution and conceptualization of what we understand as a political text and its main characteristics from a rhetorical, terminology research and text linguistical point of view. Thereon the necessary theoretical assumptions will be compiled to define the concept of argumentation as well as the language tools that are involved in the expression of argumentation.The empiric part of the thesis finally deals with the contrastive analysis of the causal connectives in German and Italian election programmes investigating especially the following aspects: a) syntactical position, b) morphology of the connected expressions and c) argumentative strength.
Causal connectives; argumentation; election program; text linguisticsConnettori causali; argomentazione; programma elettorale; linguistica testuale
Explizite Konnexion der Argumentation in den Wahlprogrammen deutscher und italienischer Parteien am Beispiel der kausalen Konnektoren weil und perché / Held, Alexander. - (2016 Mar 31).
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