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Changes in the style and content of Australian election campaign speeches from 1901 to 2016: a computational linguistic analysis

Dalvean, Michael Coleman


There have been significant social and political changes in Australian society since federation in 1901. The issues that are considered politically salient have also changed significantly. The purpose of this article is to examine changes in the style and content of election campaign speeches over the period 1901 – 2016. The corpus consists of 88 election campaign speeches delivered by the Prime Minister and Opposition leader for the 45 elections from 1901 to 2016. I use natural language...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-03
Type: Journal article
Source: ICAME Journal
DOI: 10.1515/icame-2017-0001
Access Rights: Open Access


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