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Spoken language- A study of a public figure- Barack Obama

In this study, I will be analysing two speeches of Barack Obama in two different contexts. The first is
his victory acceptance on November 5th 2008. The second is when he is elected as the Democratic US
Senate. I will…

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The use of personal pronouns in Minnesota is a crucial part of his speech when he creates rapport. At
the start Obama refers to his relationships as the courtesy item, "thank you to my". He then shifts to
"since we", this inclusivity promotes a sense that Obama is speaking for…


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