A Citical Methaphor Analysis in Banjamin Netansyahu’s Speech at the U.S. Congress 2015

Rifqi Bachtiar, Rifqi and Budianto, Langgeng (2019) A Citical Methaphor Analysis in Banjamin Netansyahu’s Speech at the U.S. Congress 2015. Presented at The 7th International Conference on English Language Teaching, Linguistics and Literature, 7-9 September 019, UIN Malang.

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Metaphor is a highly used rhetorical tool in political speech. Speakers or discourse producers conceal their notion, ideology, and political interest in side of discourse through rhetorical and discursive strategy. This research investigated a critical metaphor analysis in Netanyahu’s speech at the U.S. Congress 2015 regarding the Israel’s refusal to Iran’s nuclear program. The study is devoted to three particular problems which have been derived from observations in the overview of the current use
of the notion of metaphor that is semantic, cognitive and pragmatic. To this purpose, one script text of the political speech analysed on its metaphor themes in political context. The Charteris-Black cognitive semantic theory is used to analyze metaphor critically. The results indicated that Netanyahu employed both conventional and novel metaphors to embody the ontological metaphor, proverb, idiom, and
personification. He employed the two metaphors to discriminate, dramatize, downgrade, underestimate,
and marginalize Iran and to influence the congress accepting his notion. Besides, he delivered a negative evaluation to Iran which is portrayed as brutal, horrible, and dangerous state. Further, Netanyahu employed the metaphors due to the three motivation; those are religion, politics, and economy. His political interest is to persuade the congress and the world to punish Iran with harder economic sanction
in order to maintain his state and allies’ domination in international oil market.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: Metaphor, Cognitive semantic, Semantic tension, Conceptual Metaphor
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training > Department of English Language Education
Depositing User: Langgeng Budianto
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2021 09:09


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