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Pour une mobilisation des jeunes - Une analyse du discours politique de Jean-Luc Mélenchon aux élections présidentielles 2017

Brishammar, Per LU (2018) FRAK11 20172
French Studies
Abstract
In recent years, several leftist movements have achieved success in national elections in Europe, mainly in Spain and Greece. Something that all these parties have in common has been their ability to mobilize a large number of young voters. One of the most successful politicians in this regard is French politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of left-wing party La France Insoumise, who was the most popular candidate in the French presidential elections of 2017 among the youth.
This paper sets out to further investigate the success of Mélenchon in terms of political discourse. The objective is to see if he uses a particular kind of language which appears appealing to young voters. Based on a theoretical framework based on research in the... (More)
In recent years, several leftist movements have achieved success in national elections in Europe, mainly in Spain and Greece. Something that all these parties have in common has been their ability to mobilize a large number of young voters. One of the most successful politicians in this regard is French politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of left-wing party La France Insoumise, who was the most popular candidate in the French presidential elections of 2017 among the youth.
This paper sets out to further investigate the success of Mélenchon in terms of political discourse. The objective is to see if he uses a particular kind of language which appears appealing to young voters. Based on a theoretical framework based on research in the areas of sociolinguistics and discourse analysis, a thematical and linguistic analysis is performed on eight different speeches from Mélenchon’s presidential campaign 2017.
The results show that there is indeed a lot of factors in Mélenchon’s discourse that can be considered as appealing to the young electorate, both thematically and linguistically, that certainly might have had an impact on the results of the first round of the French presidential elections 2017. (Less)
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author
Brishammar, Per LU
supervisor
organization
course
FRAK11 20172
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, discourse, politics, youth, French presidential elections 2017
language
French
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8932202
date added to LUP
2018-01-25 09:58:30
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2018-01-25 09:58:30
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  abstract     = {In recent years, several leftist movements have achieved success in national elections in Europe, mainly in Spain and Greece. Something that all these parties have in common has been their ability to mobilize a large number of young voters. One of the most successful politicians in this regard is French politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of left-wing party La France Insoumise, who was the most popular candidate in the French presidential elections of 2017 among the youth.
This paper sets out to further investigate the success of Mélenchon in terms of political discourse. The objective is to see if he uses a particular kind of language which appears appealing to young voters. Based on a theoretical framework based on research in the areas of sociolinguistics and discourse analysis, a thematical and linguistic analysis is performed on eight different speeches from Mélenchon’s presidential campaign 2017.
The results show that there is indeed a lot of factors in Mélenchon’s discourse that can be considered as appealing to the young electorate, both thematically and linguistically, that certainly might have had an impact on the results of the first round of the French presidential elections 2017.},
  author       = {Brishammar, Per},
  keyword      = {Jean-Luc Mélenchon,discourse,politics,youth,French presidential elections 2017},
  language     = {fre},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Pour une mobilisation des jeunes - Une analyse du discours politique de Jean-Luc Mélenchon aux élections présidentielles 2017},
  year         = {2018},
}