The minor sentence "Power, wealth and opportunity in the hands of the many, not the few." contains three abstract nouns "power," "wealth" and "opportunity" forming a tripartite structure.
All imply the way of life that Labour wants for the public, and continues with their theme of equal opportunity as well as insinuating that he wishes to increase the strength of Britain. Conclusion I learnt a lot about the language of politicians throughout this investigation and broadened my knowledge of the language features used within political speeches.
Through use and repetition of the qualitative adjective "lucky," a sense that Labour feels blessed to be a part of the British government is given, surely a compliment to the public.
The noun phrase, "A cabinet of talented men and women" suggests that Labour is capable of a 3rd term as its members are skilled at their roles.
Overall I believe that my language investigation has been interesting and largely a success.
Many students prefer coursework, because it’s a chance to showcase your academic abilities away from the high-pressured environment of the exam room, making it ideal for those who don’t perform to the best of their abilities in exams.
If I were to perform a further investigation I would transcribe a speech from a spoken recording.
In doing this I could not only look at linguistic features such as lexis and grammar but phonology and speech features.
Much background reading was done into politics and the English language, including "The Language of Politics" by Adrian Beard and George Orwell's "Politics and the English Language", in order to gain a deeper insight into this distinct style of language.
"The Language of Politics" highlights the different stances that political parties may take e.g.