Framing America

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Framing America

Type: Master thesis
Title: Framing America
Author: Van den Berg, Jan
Issue Date: 2015
Keywords: Conceptual Metaphor
Abstract: This thesis investigates the conceptual metaphors use of four (former) prominent American politicians in representing their worldviews. A review of the research regarding this topic shows that Democrats and Republicans arguably apply different cognitive models to structure their worldview via the use of metaphorical language. In thesis I will illustrate that each politician has his style regarding his metaphorical language-use. Although Democrats and Republicans show dissimilarities in their metaphorical language, the language of both Democrats and Republicans primarily represent the shared worldview of American exceptionalism.
Supervisor: Dorst, Lettie
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Linguistics (Master)
Specialisation: English Language and Linguistics
ECTS Credits: 20

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