Roger continues to explain the key aspects illustrating them with Donald Trump's methods and success as a leader.
And we are going to learn the secret of being a leader which boils down to a pretty simple recipe afterall: group identity!
One important concept mentioned only in passing is that of "othering" as explained in the introductory paragraph of this Wikipedia entry.
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Two linguists use their skills to inspect 21,739 Trump tweets
Use this link if you want to read up on the studies which Roger referenced.
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We are taking a big step back to look differently at the picture and approach two American presidents from an entirely different angle. Roger has read articles and done some of his own research on their linguistic peculiarities: How do they speak and act and what words do they use?
Chris, who's today's guest in the studio, is quite surprised about the linguistic evidence, and maybe so are you ..? Listen in!
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Their views on things turn out to be rather contrary, particularly when it comes to boundaries and the attitude towards enclosed spaces in the two cultures.
Listen in now to learn from a lively illustrated example how the same aspect of a culture can appear totally different and only depend on your personal perspective and stance towards it.
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Ginny shares her impressions of what it's like when you first come to China as a westerner, when English eventually fails as lingua franca and so does standard Chinese, i.e. Mandarin.
But not to despair, people who live in the centre of the universe will know what you need. It's food and always food in China.
That much at least they do have in common with the Saarlanders producing this podcast! ;-)
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