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Title: Constructing and reinforcing political identities through rhetorical questions - an analysis of Mitt Romney’s campaign speeches in the 2012 US presidential election
Authors: Wong, SMC
Yap, FH 
Issue Date: 25-Apr-2014
Source: Presented at Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Research Symposium, 25 April, 2014, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong How to cite?
Abstract: Objectives
∙ To elucidate how politicians compete for votes in election by using effective rhetorical strategies to construct and reinforce political identities
∙ To examine Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s use of RQs in his 48 speeches delivered to 18 states in terms of their: (1) frequency, (2) question type, (3) topic, (4) function.
∙ To examine how Romney’s use of rhetorical questions (RQs) in the 2012 US presidential election varies with different target audience
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