Addressee orientation in political speeches: tracing the dialogical other in argumentative monologue

  title={Addressee orientation in political speeches: tracing the dialogical other in argumentative monologue},
  author={Melani Schr{\"o}ter},
  journal={Journal of Language and Politics},
This article suggests that the addressees as the dialogical ‘other’ loom large in monological political speeches. However, political speeches are produced under conditions of addressee heterogeneity, i.e. the speakers do not actually know who they will be talking to. It will be argued that the addressees are nevertheless a crucial element in speakers’ context models, that speakers orientate towards imagined addressees and that certain aspects – what possible addressees may do, think or believe… 
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