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Book chapter

Allusions to Music in B.Obama's Victory Speech (2008) as Examples of Interdiscursivity

P. 104-106.

As it follows from the idea of discourse, it is not discussed without its certain usage. Its participants’ social, political and cultural characteristics are reflected in it. At the same time various voices belonging to previous discourse practices can intermingle in it, which creates new senses of meaning. In relation to this the notion of interdiscursivity is spelled out in the present article and is compared with the notion of “intertextuality”. The former is illustrated with the help of examples borrowed from B.Obama’s victory speech (2008). All of them add certain musicality to the address as they present links to songs popular in America.