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Authenticity, populism and the electoral discourses of Donald Trump
Montgomery, Martin
2017
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AND POLITICS
ISSN1569-2159
Volume16Issue:4Pages:619-639
AbstractThis paper focuses on aspects of the discourse of Donald Trump during his campaign for the U.S. Presidency. It argues that, although we can undoubtedly identify aspects of authoritarian populism in his campaign discourse, its appeal rested on more than its content. Indeed, although significant parts of the U.S. public sphere rejected many of his claims as lies, significant portions of the electorate found his words acceptable on some contrasting basis. By developing a comparison between Habermas's notion of 'validity claims' and Aristotle's distinctions between different kinds of rhetorical appeal, the paper suggests that a discourse of 'authenticity' rather than 'truth' provided a crucial cornerstone of Trump's appeal to his electoral base.
Keywordvalidity claims discourse sociolinguistic coding orientation truth truthfulness sincerity boasting authenticity rhetoric orality and speaking style
DOI10.1075/jlp.17023.mon
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Indexed BySSCI ; AHCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaLinguistics
WOS SubjectLinguistics ; Language & Linguistics
WOS IDWOS:000412943600012
PublisherJOHN BENJAMINS PUBLISHING CO
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CollectionUniversity of Macau
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Montgomery, Martin. Authenticity, populism and the electoral discourses of Donald Trump[J]. JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AND POLITICS,2017,16(4):619-639.
APA Montgomery, Martin.(2017).Authenticity, populism and the electoral discourses of Donald Trump.JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AND POLITICS,16(4),619-639.
MLA Montgomery, Martin."Authenticity, populism and the electoral discourses of Donald Trump".JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AND POLITICS 16.4(2017):619-639.
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