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Trumpolect: Donald Trump’s Distinctive Discourse And Its Functions

Andrew J. McMurry
Published 2019 · Sociology

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In this chapter, Andrew McMurry identifies and deconstructs the idiolect (an individual’s unique communicative style) of Donald Trump. Through an analysis of what he calls “Trumpolect,” McMurry explains how Trump’s idiosyncratic speech style forms one of his chief political assets. McMurry further argues that Trumpolect’s persuasive logic aligns dangerously with the discourses of political extremism in the first half of the twentieth century.

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