Weighing Iran’s nuclear: construing reality through its opposition

Al Umami, Habiba (2020) Weighing Iran’s nuclear: construing reality through its opposition. Paradigm: Journal of Language and Literary Studies, 3 (2). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2622-8653

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Political speech has been an interesting social phenomenon to study. The language interplays within political discourse discover more than what is said. This study analyzes Benjamin Netanyahu speech in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 2013 under the discussion of nuclear Iran. The study focuses on therepresentation of nuclear Iran based on Benjamin’s perspective and uncovers the power strata between Iran and Israel. The study is conducted under a qualitative approach by using the three stages model of Critical Discourse Analysis and Systemic Functional grammar approach. The result of the study indicates that nuclear Iran has the capability to contribute several impacts in the energy sector,peace and resolution process worldwide, and terrorism sphere in the Middle East. Benjamin’s speech also mirrors the power strata between Iran and Israel. More specifically, Benjamin implicitly acknowledges Iran as a powerful party within the discourse.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG) ; Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) ; politics ; power
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200403 Discourse and Pragmatics > 20040399 Discourse and Pragmatics not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Habiba Al Umami
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2021 13:58


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