Power Exercise explores the various choices speakers or communicators make when expressing power relations in modern societies. The volume brings together several disciplines, such as linguistics, sociology, communication studies and social psychology, to give insight into how interactants co-construct different aspects of power in their everyday life. The chapters reveal that the power potential of linguistic elements is dependent on context and is by no means fixed or predetermined, which provides implications for research methodology.Hosman and Siltanen (2006) conducted an experimental study where they created a persuasive speech advocating an increase in university tuition. There were four versions of the speech a one containing both hedges and intensifiers, oneanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Exercise of Power in Communication|
|Author||:||Rainer Schulze, Hanna Pishwa|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-05-06|