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”Eh, tack och förlåt”: en retorisk situations- och genreanalys av tacktalen under Grammisgalan 2015 med fokus på samband mellan verbalspråk och actio ur ett mottagarperspektiv
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay examines the epideictic genre by using qualitative method to analyze acceptance speeches from the Swedish Grammy awards. These speeches and their speakers are often described as rhetorically mediocre and there seems to be a notion within the music community that an acceptance speech is personal and without deeper meaning. From a functionalistic perspective on genre, these speeches can be seen as working together with other genres that carry information about the winners. Why would skilled performers who know how to entertain an audience choose to repeat rhetorical mistakes? This essay uses different perspectives on rhetorical situation and genre as well as multimodal analysis of verbal- and nonverbal communication, to argue that these particular speeches in this particular situation come with their own set of expectations and values that the speakers have to acknowledge if they are to meet the epideictic purpose: To unite the audience around common values and create an enjoyable collective memory. The results show that most of the winners do so by multimodal activity where verbal and nonverbal communication work together to highlight values that are part of each winner’s persona as well as values that are celebrated within the music community as a whole.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
epideictic speech, rhetorical situation, genre, actio, persona
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27785OAI: diva2:823449
Subject / course
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2015-06-18 Created: 2015-06-18 Last updated: 2015-06-18Bibliographically approved

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