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Trump speech
2017/05/17
11:44am
larrfirr
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I listened to Trump’s speech at the Coast Guard Academy.  The first part, which was about the Coast Guard, was well written.  I suspect the president had no input to that, while the second part was him touting his accomplishments.  I would love to see a discourse analysis of the speech.  There is a huge contrast between the vocabulary of the two parts, the first part containing grammar and vocabulary he would never use.  When he occasionally improvised a phrase it was very obvious.  The second part reverted to a more simple vocabulary and grammar.  I’d like to compare the words of Latin vs. Anglo-Saxon origin for the two parts.

2017/05/17
3:45pm
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Why do you think the language of this speech is unusual for him?  His characteristic words are peppered throughout :  believe me,  incredible, fantastic, amazing, impressive…  His general speech habit is hyperbole, both to praise and to put down.

With what all’s going on, I was half expecting something ‘interesting’ to happen with this speech, but he didn’t oblige.   I remember  tons of instant reactions to the ‘carnage’ speech a while back.   But this one ,  there won’t be a whole lot of buzz from it.