A critical discourse analysis of pragma-rhetorical strategies in Barak Obama's speech on the Syrian chemical weapons case

Other Title(s)

دراسة نصية نقدية للأدوات البلاغية في خطبة باراك أوبا حول قضية الأسلحة الكيميائية في سوريا

Parallel Title

دراسة نصية نقدية للأدوات البلاغية في خطبة باراك أوبا حول قضية الأسلحة الكيميائية في سوريا

Author

Amin, Muhammad

Source

Adab al-Kufa

Issue

Vol. 2, Issue 37 (31 Dec. 2018), pp.131-146, 16 p.

Publisher

University of Kufa Faculty of Arts

Publication Date

2018-12-31

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

16

Main Topic

Literature

Abstract EN

This study is concerned with investigating the pragma-rhetorical devices and strategies utilized by Obama in his speech to the Americans on ‘chemical weapons’ claimed to be used in Syria.

It attempts to answer the following questions: a.What are the pragma-rhetorical strategies used by Obama in his speech to the nation? b.What are the functions of rhetorical questions in his speech? c.

How are pragma-rhetorical aspects utilized in his speech? Hence, it is hypothesized that Obama has used several rhetorical strategies to affect the public opinion on the reality of what happened in Syria.

Moreover, he uses some rhetorical hedges to achieve his goals depending on the three rhetorical aspects of pathos, logos and ethos.

It is concluded that the main pragma-rhetorical strategies manipulated by Obama include accusation of others, compassion move, sympathization, presuppositions, rudeness with others, falsification, negative lexicalization and generalizations.

Other rhetorical devices involve rhetorical questions and rhetorical aspects of pathos and logos.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Amin, Muhammad. 2018. A critical discourse analysis of pragma-rhetorical strategies in Barak Obama's speech on the Syrian chemical weapons case. Adab al-Kufa،Vol. 2, no. 37, pp.131-146.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-832496

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Amin, Muhammad. A critical discourse analysis of pragma-rhetorical strategies in Barak Obama's speech on the Syrian chemical weapons case. Adab al-Kufa Vol. 2, no. 37 (2018), pp.131-146.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-832496

American Medical Association (AMA)

Amin, Muhammad. A critical discourse analysis of pragma-rhetorical strategies in Barak Obama's speech on the Syrian chemical weapons case. Adab al-Kufa. 2018. Vol. 2, no. 37, pp.131-146.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-832496

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 145-146

Record ID

BIM-832496