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dc.title Gender Strategies in Humanitarian Discourse en
dc.contributor.author Čechová, Hana
dc.relation.ispartof From Theory to Practice 2014: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Anglophone Studies
dc.identifier.issn 1805-9899 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.identifier.isbn 978-80-7454-538-2
dc.date.issued 2015
utb.relation.volume 6
dc.citation.spage 87
dc.citation.epage 102
dc.event.title 6th International Conference on Anglophone Studies
dc.event.location Zlín
utb.event.state-en Czech Republic
utb.event.state-cs Česká republika
dc.event.sdate 2014-09-04
dc.event.edate 2014-09-05
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně (UTB)
dc.publisher Tomas Bata University in Zlín en
dc.relation.uri http://conference.uaa.utb.cz/tp2014/
dc.subject gender en
dc.subject humanitarian discourse en
dc.subject political discourse en
dc.subject male speakers en
dc.subject female speakers en
dc.subject politeness en
dc.subject impoliteness en
dc.subject rhetoric en
dc.subject status en
dc.subject morality en
dc.subject evidence en
dc.subject action en
dc.subject power en
dc.description.abstract This paper serves as a pilot analysis of means used by good-will ambassadors when delivering humanitarian speeches. The means and strategies employed are analysed on the grounds of the notion of im/politeness, e.g., whether or not the speaker respects, imposes or threatens the hearer's face through the choice of discourse. It aims at determining whether there are significant differences between male and female speech communities regarding rhetoric and linguistic strategies employed in an effort to do good, restore social or political balance, report on injustice, raise awareness or prevent the suffering of those deemed in need of aid. To do so, the paper provides a terminological overview, as humanitarian discourse is generally perceived as an inherent part of the broader and largely explored domain of political discourse. At the same time, humanitarian discourse bears unique qualities that are often overlooked, a fact which this paper attempts to rectify. The practical part offers a discourse analysis of selected humanitarian speeches with emphasis on gender distinction using the statistical data processing software SPSS Statistics. It aims to determine whether there are significant differences among male and female speech communities and what phenomena are typically applied by each group. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1006518
utb.identifier.obdid 43874790
utb.identifier.wok 000373410100006
utb.source d-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-26T14:58:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-26T14:58:42Z
utb.identifier.utb-sysno 84634
utb.contributor.internalauthor Čechová, Hana
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