Arabic political discourse

Authored by: Emad Abdul Latif

The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics

Print publication date:  January  2018
Online publication date:  December  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138783331
eBook ISBN: 9781315147062
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Political discourse analysis (PDA) is a discipline mainly concerned with the study of political communication in society whether via texts, speeches, images, references, symbols, or other signs. The aim of PDA is to understand how political discourses (PD) work, and how they perform their functions which are often associated with obtaining, legitimizing, and maintaining power (Chilton 2004; Van Dijk 2008). PDA includes the analysis of discourse production, linguistic and semiotic structures, performance, distribution, reception, influence, and response.

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