nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,
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Bright Shiny Theory

http://www.groupnewsblog.net/2008/01/declaration-request-promiselead-lobby.html

Executives announce the future, managers make requests, workers make and fulfill promises. Obama talks like an executive, Edwards (this was written in January) talks like a manager, Clinton talks like a worker.

This is a new to me way of classifying things based on linguistics-- I've heard of declarative statements, but not as part of a system. It's amusing that Clinton is presented as having a subordinate style, considering the rightwing concern that she's too bossy.
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