Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login

New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."


We Have a New Site!

With the help of your donations we have been making good progress on designing and launching our new website! Check it out at https://linguistlist.org/!
***We are still in our beta stages for the new site--if you have any feedback, be sure to let us know at webdevlinguistlist.org***

Academic Paper


Title: 'Critical Discourse Analysis of Barack Obama's 2012 Speeches: Views from Systemic Functional Linguistics and Rhetoric'
Paper URL: http://ojs.academypublisher.com/index.php/tpls/article/view/tpls04061178-1187
Author: Bahram Kazemian
Email: click here TO access email
Homepage: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bahram_Kazemian4/?ev=hdr_xprf
Institution: Islamic Azad University, Tabriz
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis
Subject Language: English
Abstract: In the light of Halliday's Ideational Grammatical Metaphor, Rhetoric and Critical Discourse Analysis, the major objectives of this study are to investigate and analyze Barack Obama's 2012 five speeches, which amount to 19383 words, from the point of frequency and functions of Nominalization, Rhetorical strategies, Passivization and Modality, in which we can grasp the effective and dominant principles and tropes utilized in political discourse. Fairclough’s Critical Discourse Analysis frameworks based on a Hallidayan perspective are used to depict the orator’s deft and clever use of these strategies in the speeches which are bound up with his overall political purposes. The results represent that nominalization, parallelism, unification strategies and modality have dominated in his speeches. There are some antithesis, expletive devices as well as passive voices in these texts. Accordingly, in terms of nominalization, some implications are drawn for political writing and reading, for translators and instructors entailed in reading and writing pedagogy.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Theory and Practice in Language Studies, Academy Publisher, 2014/06/01, 1178-1187, 4(6).
URL: http://ojs.academypublisher.com/index.php/tpls/article/view/tpls04061178-1187
Add a new paper
Return to Academic Papers main page
Return to Directory of Linguists main page