O debate presidencial de 2021 entre Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa e André Ventura: estratégias de argumentação e de persuasão

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We are looking at a linguistic-discursive analysis of the most recurrent strategies of argumentation and persuasion in the TV debate of January 6, 2021 for the 2021 presidential elections in Portugal. In this debate, two candidates are opposed, namely Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa - President of the Republic at the time, and in the meantime elected for a second term - and André Ventura, deputy of the Assembly of the Republic and candidate for the Chega party.

Our analysis focuses on the manipulation strategies used by both speakers and candidates. The images that the political opponents build of themselves and of their opponent in and by discourse, the emotions that their words arouse, the predominant discursive topic, the main axiological values of the lexemes and expressions used, and the ways of refuting facts and views conveyed in the different verbal exchanges are studied. 
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)31-40
Number of pages9
JournalRevista da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventXXXVII Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística - Coimbra (online)
Duration: 28 Oct 202129 Oct 2021


  • Debate presidencial
  • Estratégias de argumentação/persuasão e manipulação
  • Ethos
  • Pathos
  • Presidential debate
  • Argumentation/persuasion and manipulation strategies

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