Efficiency Tools In The Speeches Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  title={Efficiency Tools In The Speeches Of Martin Luther King, Jr.},
  author={M. Cassandra Foster Smith},
  • M. Cassandra Foster Smith
  • Published 1980
This thesis represents the results of a computer-aided analysis of aspects of speeches of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Specifically, the analysis has investigated the occurrence of indicators of the efficiency function--tools facilitating the comprehension of a discourse by a hearer or reader--in four speeches of Dr. King. Contrary to the expectations of many who anticipate complex grammatical structures in the discourse of those who are speechmakers before many and diverse audiences… CONTINUE READING