The Lexical modal in political languages in America

Authors

  • Indrie Harthaty

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20525/ijrbs.v9i7.959

Keywords:

Lexical Modal, Corpus Linguistics, Political Language

Abstract

Language in politics is directed towards the achievement of political objectives, that is gaining power or maintaining power. The language of the politicians is aiming to attract the attention of voters which can be seen in various campaign media, such as banners, advertisements, social media, and excerpts from interviews in the mass media. This research is descriptive research. This research describes the choice of words spoken by the political elite in representing their power. The data in this study are Donald Trump's remarks relating to power. The data source in this study is the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA). The results of this study found that the choice of words used by Donald Trump is the use of sentence structures in the form of modal lexical.

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Published

2020-12-12

How to Cite

Harthaty, I. (2020). The Lexical modal in political languages in America. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 9(7), 212–216. https://doi.org/10.20525/ijrbs.v9i7.959

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Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities & Social Sciences