Trump’s Iconic Style

Here is my response to an invitation to analyse Trump’s speaking style.

  • First comes an extract from a speech he made in 2015,
  • then a phrase by phrase analysis,
  • and then a diagram of typical features of his style.

analysis-of-trumps-spoken-style-text-by-rosie-mcandrew

This was the article that contained the invitation to diagram Trump’s style, though unfortunately all the emails I sent them containing my analysis bounced back:

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/11/14238274/trumps-speaking-style-press-conference-linguists-explain

For a contrast with the spoken style of former President Obama, see my appreciation of an extract from his victory speech in 2008, presented in the form of a lesson for intermediate or advanced students (designed for Macmillan’s onestopenglish.com):

http://www.onestopenglish.com/skills/listening/listening-lesson-plans/obamas-2008-victory-speech/156920.article