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Critical Discourse Analysis of Bilawal Bhutto’s Speech at United Institute of Peace in Washington DC. MJLTM 2018; 8 (7)
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The aim of this study is to critically analyze the speech of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, a young Pakistani politician and chairman Pakistan People’s Party, which he delivered at United Institute of Peace in Washington DC on 30th January, 2017. The study is conducted on the basis of Fairclough’s model of critical discourse analysis that has three stages; textual analysis, discursive practices, and social practices. The data is in the form of written speech taken from the official website of Pakistan People’s Party. From the analysis of the data, it is acknowledged that at transitivity analysis level, material and metal process are used most frequently, this reflects the speaker’s intention of presenting his achievements and goals as a leader. Furthermore, the ideology of this speech is quite explicit to show to the world the positive contribution of Pakistan in uprooting the terrorism, however some pieces of information have been deliberately manipulated to hide facts such as the role of other political parties other than his own party is not mentioned in this regard.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Foreign language teaching and learning
Received: 2018/11/28 | Accepted: 2018/11/28 | Published: 2018/11/28

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