Discourse Analysis of the U.S. Foreign Policy Strategic Rhetoric in the Middle East

Název česky Analýza diskurzu rétorických strategií zahraniční politiky Spojených států na Blízkém východě


Rok publikování 2018
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Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Filozofická fakulta

Popis The presentation shows the results of the analysis that draw on principles of the Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) including Pragmatics, which, amongst others, studies the manipulation of contexts, the addresser’s intention, or the power of language, and Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) with the focus on metafunctions of language use. It will highlight U.S. rhetoric with regard to the use of linguistic devices from the perspective of the persuasive and justification processes related to its military actions and the diplomatic treatment of conflict situations featuring the U.S. and the Middle Eastern countries of Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Egypt in specified time periods. In spite of its superpower status, the U.S. is still required to abide by international legal conventions and convince both other countries and its own public of the correctness of its foreign policy and therefore the purpose of this study is to examine those linguistic devices it uses in pursuit of this aim. In support of the main argument, the study will identify concrete linguistic patterns that relate to the language of persuasion and justification and their influence on discursive strategies by analysing a corpus of official U.S. foreign policy pronouncements.
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