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|作者：英语点津 文章来源：China Daily 点击数：74 更新时间：2017/3/15|
Like no President before him, Donald Trump has threatened to change forever the way in which politics is done.
His barnstorming speeches and Twitter tirades frequently grab column inches while more measured political debate is ignored.
New analysis of his political rhetoric may explain why - it is markedly more repetitive and simple than those of eight other candidates he beat to the White House.
While Hillary Clinton's most frequently used words during television debates include 'comprehensive' and 'affordable', his are 'tremendous' and 'deal'.
His showmanship is apparent from his frequent use of the word 'I' when people with a history of public service, like Jeb Bush, are more likely to say 'we'.
The study's authors, from the University of Neuachtel in Switzerland, claim Trump's speaking style is similar to his 140-character Twitter pronouncements, which he continues to use even as the US President.
Lead author Jacques Savoy said: 'As Trump won the primaries and the general election, does that mean that efficient communication must be based on tweet-like rhetoric and this form will dominate the future elections?
'Clearly the rhetoric evolution goes towards to short communication messages, but this also implies simplistic analysis and solutions? If the answer is affirmative, I see a real risk of the democracy.'
Trump's confrontational approach began on the campaign trail.
Among his top 10 words in the television debates analysed by the Swiss researchers was 'Mexico', and he now plans to build the wall he promised between that country and the US.
The researchers who analysed the television debates from last year's Presidential race found politicians largely share a common language.
They like to talk, for instance, about the 'people' and what they have to 'say'.
But Trump was atypical in keeping things simpler than anyone else.
The percentage of long and potentially confusing words he used in debates was 18.3 percent compared to 26.4 percent for Bernie Sanders.
His top 10 words were compared with Clinton, who lost the Presidency to him, as well as other candidates.
The top terms used by Jeb Bush, brother of former President George W Bush, included 'proven', 'status' and 'brother', where Sanders preferred 'Wall Street', 'wealth' and 'class'.
Long sentences were preferred by O'Malley, Clinton, and Sanders.
A relatively high lexical density percentage indicates a more complex text, containing more information.
But using the transcripts of the TV debates, Trump had the lowest percentage, at just 36.6 percent, compared to 44.6 percent for Cruz.
He was also one of the few Presidential candidates to regularly swear, it was noted in other debates.
The paper found Trump's distinct communication style was far more direct than any of the other candidates.
His victory has been described by critics as proof that 'dumbed down' politics is in the ascendancy.
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