Bush, “Second Inaugural…,” Textual Authentication

“Second Inaugural Address,” a machine-readable edition
Bush, George Walker (1946- )

edited by
Shawn J. Parry-Giles
research assistant
Julia Torres

2007

Voices of Democracy
Voices of Democracy: The U. S. Oratory Project

Department of Communication,
2130 Skinner Building,
University of Maryland,
College Park, MD 21774
USA

Brief notes on the text are included in the editorial
declaration of this header.

Bush, George W. “Second Inaugural Address.” Official White House Website–George W. Bush, January 20, 2005, http://www.whitehouse.gov/inaugural/index.html#. Video. [=A]
Bush, George W. “Second Inaugural Address.” Official White House Website–George W. Bush, January 20, 2005, http://www.whitehouse.gov/inaugural/index.html#. Transcript. [=B]

The copy-text is Bush’s 2005 address [=A], a video presentation of the speech from January 20, 2005. This selection was based on the plausible efficacy of the delivered speech on the steps of the Capitol Building and the large number of viewers of the speech both on live television and radio and subsequently in various venues. Applause lines have been removed from the copy-text.

The other version [=B] represents the written transcript of the speech offered by the Bush administration. This version is followed for paragraphing, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.

Standard date values are given in ISO form: yyyy-mm-dd.

Characteristics of interpretation of this edition are as follows:
Paragraph numbers have been added in square brackets.
The text of this edition has been thoroughly checked and proofread.
This copy text is not subject to end-of-line hyphenation.
All double quotation marks are rendered with “, all single quotation marks with apostrophe ‘.
Proper names are not marked.
Dates are not marked.
Emphasis is marked without interpretation.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Classification

20 January 2005
various
various

English

Presidents – United States – Messages; Political Oratory

J81.4

2006-04-25

VOD Associate Editor
Gaines, Robert N.

Created TEI header and xml conformant file. Validated on 25 March 2006 in XMetal 3.1.3 against teixlite.dtd (version 2004-07-16)

2006-10-13

research assistant
Torres, Julia

no description given

2006-11-01

research assistant
Torres, Julia

collation of electronic copy-text with other versions

2007-08-04

editor
Parry-Giles, Shawn J.

editing of electronic text

2007-08-04

editor
Parry-Giles, Shawn J.

proof-reading of edited electronic text