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Presentation 2008-06-14 11:00
Metrical Comparison of the Speeches of American Presidential Candidates
Hiromi Ban (Tokyo Future Univ.), Hidetaka Nambo (Kanazawa Univ.), Takashi Oyabu (Kanazawa Seiryo Univ.) ET2008-7
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(in English) In 2008, an American presidential election will be held. In this study, we examined the speeches of three candidates to educe their linguistic features statistically. In short, frequency characteristics of character-appearance and word-appearance were investigated. These characteristics were approximated by an exponential function. Furthermore, the percentage of required vocabulary and that of basic vocabulary were calculated to obtain the difficulty-level as well as the K-characteristic of each material. As a result, it has been shown that the speeches of Mr. McCain have the same tendency as English literature in the character-appearance, and his speeches tend to be more difficult than other candidates. Moreover, the dispersions of the K-characteristic for three candidates’ speeches are similar to coefficients c and b for character-appearance.
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(in English) English style analysis / Metrical linguistics / Statistical analysis / / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 108, no. 88, ET2008-7, pp. 9-14, June 2008.
Paper # ET2008-7 
Date of Issue 2008-06-07 (ET) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Date 2008-06-14 - 2008-06-14 
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Title (in English) Metrical Comparison of the Speeches of American Presidential Candidates 
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Keyword(1) English style analysis  
Keyword(2) Metrical linguistics  
Keyword(3) Statistical analysis  
1st Author's Name Hiromi Ban  
1st Author's Affiliation Tokyo Future University (Tokyo Future Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Hidetaka Nambo  
2nd Author's Affiliation Kanazawa University (Kanazawa Univ.)
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3rd Author's Affiliation Kanazawa Seiryo University (Kanazawa Seiryo Univ.)
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Date Time 2008-06-14 11:00:00 
Presentation Time 30 minutes 
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Paper # ET2008-7 
Volume (vol) vol.108 
Number (no) no.88 
Page pp.9-14 
Date of Issue 2008-06-07 (ET) 

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