Moralizing and ideologizing: An analysis of political illocutions

Ronald Lee

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Abstract

This essay asks, when and to what purpose does society label discourse ideological? To answer this question, the cluster of terms used to denote moral choices and the processes of moral suasion are analyzed and placed in a taxonomy of illocutionary acts. Differences and similarities among judging, moralizing, and ideologizing are detailed. These distinc­tions are illustrated in the struggle among educational reformers over the values of freedom and order. Finally, the essay explores some implications for analysts of public discourse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-307
Number of pages17
JournalWestern Journal of Speech Communication
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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Moralizing and ideologizing : An analysis of political illocutions. / Lee, Ronald.

In: Western Journal of Speech Communication, Vol. 52, No. 4, 01.01.1988, p. 291-307.

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