Publication details [#54964]

Adendorff, Ralph and Gina Eley. 2011. The influence of the post-apartheid context on appraisal choices in Clem Sunter's transformational leadership discourse. Text & Talk 31 (1) : 21–52.
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De Gruyter


This study explores how the unique South-African post-apartheid context affected interpersonal appraisal choices in three written texts (1996) of the transformational leader Clem Sunter. It is suggested that it allowed Sunter to maximize this Disquiet/Tenacity configuration in order to encourage change in his ideal reader, making Sunter a markedly different kind of transformational leader.