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Title: An analysis of the use of rhetorical questions in the 2012 Legislative Council election debates in Hong Kong
Authors: Wong, SMC
Yap, FH 
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Source: Linguistic Society of Hong Kong 2013 Annual Research Forum, LSHK-ARF 2013, November 30, 2013, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Abstract: This presentation aims at
1.To elucidate how political candidates use effective communication strategies to compete for votes in election debates
2.To examine candidates’ use of rhetorical questions in the 5 televised Hong Kong legislative council election debates in 2012
3.To further examine how candidates use rhetorical yes/no and wh-questions to challenge their political rivals
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