Collocations in Politics: a Pragmatic Study of the Former British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit and Resignation Speeches


The present study examines the types and functions of collocations in two of the former British Prime Minister Theresa May’s political speeches: the Brexit and the Resignation speeches. The discussion is built upon Tanskanen’s (2006) model of analysis. The main aim of this study is to identify (collocations) and to investigate their functions in the Prime Minister’s two political speeches. This investigation discloses the hidden messages behind using collocations in May’s two political speeches.


Collocations, Political discourse, Theresa May.

SAKHRI Mohamed
SAKHRI Mohamed

I hold a bachelor's degree in political science and international relations as well as a Master's degree in international security studies, alongside a passion for web development. During my studies, I gained a strong understanding of key political concepts, theories in international relations, security and strategic studies, as well as the tools and research methods used in these fields.

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