Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on the English Language in Ukrainian Context, November 2020    Pp.330-341
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/elt3.27 

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Rhetoric Strategies in the Presidents` Speeches: Ukrainian versus English 

Svitlana V. Nasakina
Department of Ukrainian and Foreign Languages, Odesa State Agrarian
University, Оdesa, Ukraine

Natalia M. Kolisnichenko
Department of Ukrainian and Foreign Languages, Odesa Regional Institute of Public
Administration National Academy of Public Administration under the President of
Ukraine, Оdesa, Ukraine

Inna I. Rohalska-Yakubova
Department of Linguistic Preparation, Odesa National O. S. Popov Academy of
Telecommunications, Оdesa, Ukraine

Nataliya I. Chepelyuk
Department of Linguistic Preparation, Odesa National O. S. Popov Academy of
Telecommunications, Оdesa, Ukraine

 

Abstract:
The article focuses on the prominent stylistic devices of the language, gives their definitions, and examines the effectiveness of their use in the political speeches of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Presidents of Ukraine, and the President of the United States of America. It studies the rhetorical strategies that help the speakers to achieve the desired goal effectively, and add persuasiveness to the addresses. The article aims to reveal the similar tendencies in rhetorical speeches used by the political leaders. The research method, which includes two stages, has been presented. The first stage consisted of material collection. The second stage consisted of two sub-stages of the study and included the description, and the systematization of the obtained data. The significance of the research lies in the fact that the similar traits in political speeches in different countries have been defined. The further studying of the political speeches of the political elites can enable to deepen the knowledge about rhetorical strategies in the sociolinguistic aspect.
Keywords: discourse, English, linguistics, political texts, rhetorical devices, Ukrainian

Cite as:  Nasakina,S, V., Kolisnichenko, N., Rohalska-Yakubova, I. I., & Chepelyuk, N.I. (2020). Rhetoric Strategies in the Presidents` Speeches: Ukrainian versus English, Arab World English JournalSpecial Issue on English in Ukrainian Context. 330 – 341.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/elt3.27

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Svitlana V. Nasakina, Ph.D. in Philology, the Head of the Ukrainian and Foreign
Languages Department, Odesa State Agrarian University, Оdesa, Ukraine. Citizen of
Ukraine. Research interests include different aspects of Rhetorics, Onomastics and Phraseology.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8288-0405