POLITICAL DISCOURSE : A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF THE RESISTANCE OF ISLAMOPHOBIC IDEOLOGY IN IMRAN KHAN CONFERENCE TO UNGA

  • Khushnood Arshad National University of Modern Languages Peshawar Campus, Pakistan
  • Sulaiman Ahmad National University of Modern Languages Peshawar Campus, Pakistan
  • Sanah Waheed National University of Modern Languages Peshawar Campus, Pakistan
Keywords: Political Discourse, Power, Ideology, Critical Discourse Analysis

Abstract

Political discourse analysis is aimed at highlighting the emancipatory agendas of political actors who dialectically produce their discourses for the specific purpose of grasping “pro-ideologies” of masses without giving much room to their real interests. To a great extent the manipulation of language serves as a sturdy tool for political benefits and consequently it provides a strong base for the exploitations of the ideological assumptions of people on a large scale. A critical discourse analysis of Imran Khan’s point of view on Islamophobia suggested that a good speaker always overwhelms the masses and changes the way of thinking of the public. The researchers have accentuated that Imran Khan has affected the mindset of the people regarding Islamophobia. Also an analysis has been done by the researchers of discourses examples in the Imran Khan’s Speech. The researchers have explored various indicators of van Dijk in the Speech of Imran Khan.

This paper aims to discuss the realization of the resistance of islamophobic ideology in Imran Khan Speech by means of language use in a political discourse, which is mainly grounded in Teun van Dijk‟s assumptions in critical discourse analysis. For this aim, the discursive strategies of the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan during a press conference in the United Nation General Assembly held on 25th September 2019.The Speech will be examined within the context of his ideological, cultural and language background.

Keywords

Political Discourse, Power, Ideology, Critical Discourse Analysis.

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Published
2021-01-30