Date of Award
Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication - (M.S.)
Humanities and Social Sciences
Robert S. Friedman
The present thesis examines the rhetorical dimensions of the speech presented by Sunoco, inc. Chairman and Executive Officer before the World Fuels Conference held in Washington DC, October 23, 1997. The focus of the thesis is to examine the effectiveness of the speech. Principles of rhetoric were explained and applied to evaluate the effectiveness of the speech as a means of persuasion. The rhetorical analysis of the speech illustrates how language can be used as a symbolic means of inducing cooperation from individuals.
Barrios, Arleny C., "Rhetorical analysis of Sunoco, Inc.chairman and chief executive officer to the World Fuels Conference : Requirements for Economic and Environmental Competitiveness in the 21st Century" (1998). Theses. 841.