Inception: How the Unsaid May Become Public Knowledge

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The paper uses H.P. Grice’s concept of conversational implicature, and concepts based on Gricean thinking, in a rhetorical analysis of several passages in President George W. Bush’s speeches prior to the invasion of Iraq. It is suggested that the passages in question, along with many others, were apt to suggest to audiences something that Bush never asserted and ostensibly denied, namely that he believed Saddam Hussein to have been complicit in the 9/11 terrorist acts. Three types of suggestive mechanism are analyzed. They are offered as examples of rhetorical devices used in political communication that may create a kind of “public knowledge” that has not been asserted, supported with reasons, or reflected upon.
TitelRhetoric, Discourse and Knowledge
RedaktørerMaria Załęska, Urszula Okulska
Antal sider12
Udgivelses stedFrankfurt am Main
ForlagPeter Lang
Publikationsdato1 nov. 2016
ISBN (Trykt)9783631668160
ISBN (Elektronisk)9783631698761
StatusUdgivet - 1 nov. 2016
NavnStudies in Language, Culture and Society

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