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Bowing out in style. A critical discourse analysis of Margaret Thatcher's and Tony Blair's farewell addresses
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2007-06-13)
This thesis is an analysis of Margaret Thatcher's and Tony Blair's last addresses as British Prime Ministers as well as the reception these farewell speeches got in a selection of five British national newspaper editorials. My hypothesis is that Thatcher and Blair try to cement their legacies through the language they use and the power of definition – and that the two speeches mirror each other given ...