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Stijl en politiek. Een taalkundig-stilistische benadering van Nederlandse parlementaire toespraken

This dissertation contains the further development of a method for linguistic-stylistic research, which provides a systematic means to interpret global impressions of a text through choices in formulation at word- and sentence level.

Maarten van Leeuwen
16 April 2015
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Case studies centered around parlementary speeches from Geert Wilders (PVV), Ella Vogelaar (PvdA) and Alexander Pechtold are used to illustrate said method.

The general aim of this dissertation is to demonstrate that the linguistic-stylistic approach is an effective means for the analysis of Dutch texts. Linguistic stylistics is a type of text analysis which allows for the establishment of causalities between the choices in formulation in a text and the global impressions of a text in its entirety. This type of research on style is hardly used in Dutch research on language use.

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