A CORPUS-BASED APPROACH ON PERSONAL PRONOUN CHOICES IN GENDERED POLITICAL DISCOURSE

Mohammad Milad Sadeghi

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This study serves one goal which was to investigate the personal pronouns I, we and you employed in the United States 115th Congress contrasted for the male and female politicians serving that administration which lasted from January 2017 till January 2019. The corpus included speech transcripts that were taken from an authorized repository. The analysis included 351 female Politicians’ speeches and 1113 speeches by their male counterparts. LIWC corpus toolkit calculated the rate of use of these three categories of the language used by politicians extending as of the phrase total and linguistic groupings to diverse themes, punctuation, and vocal sets. SPSS Software was used to absorb the uploaded computational results. The Kruskal-Wallis, independent sample t-test, the one-way ANOVA, Mann-Whitney U, and the two-tailed Spearman correlation tests were availed by this SPSS software to reveal the differences of linguistic choices among the groups.

 

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gender, political discourse, discourse analysis, LIWC

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