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Linguist explains Macron’s hidden message to Yellow Vests

Linguist explains Macron’s hidden message to Yellow Vests

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A stylistic and linguistic analysis of French President Emmanuel Macron’s speeches conducted by linguist and author Helios Jaime indicates that the president is trying to calm the yellow vests down without offering any specific promises in response to their demands for reform. Speaking to Sputnik France, linguist and author Helios Jaime expressed doubt that French President Emmanuel Macron will pursue any changes in his domestic policies in the wake of the yellow vests protests. Jaime carried out a stylistic and linguistic analysis of Macron’s three speeches concerning the yellow vests protests: the one he delivered on 1 December 2018 in Argentina, his 10 December speech, as well as his response to the petition on fuel prices published on 20 December 2018 on Change.org. Before examining each of Macron’s statements in detail, the linguist remarked that although the expression “yellow vests” had already entered the lexicon of the French, neither of these two words was used by the…
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