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A Critical Study of Mubarak’s Last Speech: Examining the Manipulative Strategies

Esmail, Shaymaa LU (2013) ARAK01 20131
Arabic Studies
Abstract
This paper is trying to examine whether or not manipulation exists in political speeches by investigating the last speech given by the Egyptian ex-president, Mubarak, during the revolution of January 25th, 2011. The study is conducted, mainly, by applying Critical Discourse Analysis theory to the text under examination with the aim of pointing out manipulative features. By adopting Critical Discourse Analysis as an overall theory, the study revealed that many classical manipulative strategies have been used all over the speech like: positive self- presentation and negative other-presentation, reflections of in-group-out-group ideology, emotionalizing the argument, asserting one’s power and discrediting the opponents, and finally tendency... (More)
This paper is trying to examine whether or not manipulation exists in political speeches by investigating the last speech given by the Egyptian ex-president, Mubarak, during the revolution of January 25th, 2011. The study is conducted, mainly, by applying Critical Discourse Analysis theory to the text under examination with the aim of pointing out manipulative features. By adopting Critical Discourse Analysis as an overall theory, the study revealed that many classical manipulative strategies have been used all over the speech like: positive self- presentation and negative other-presentation, reflections of in-group-out-group ideology, emotionalizing the argument, asserting one’s power and discrediting the opponents, and finally tendency towards nationalism in order to manipulate the cognition of the audience. (Less)
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author
Esmail, Shaymaa LU
supervisor
organization
course
ARAK01 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Critical Discourse analysis, Political speeches, Manipulation
language
English
id
4015765
date added to LUP
2013-09-03 14:20:25
date last changed
2013-09-03 14:20:25
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  abstract     = {This paper is trying to examine whether or not manipulation exists in political speeches by investigating the last speech given by the Egyptian ex-president, Mubarak, during the revolution of January 25th, 2011. The study is conducted, mainly, by applying Critical Discourse Analysis theory to the text under examination with the aim of pointing out manipulative features. By adopting Critical Discourse Analysis as an overall theory, the study revealed that many classical manipulative strategies have been used all over the speech like: positive self- presentation and negative other-presentation, reflections of in-group-out-group ideology, emotionalizing the argument, asserting one’s power and discrediting the opponents, and finally tendency towards nationalism in order to manipulate the cognition of the audience.},
  author       = {Esmail, Shaymaa},
  keyword      = {Critical Discourse analysis,Political speeches,Manipulation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A Critical Study of Mubarak’s Last Speech: Examining the Manipulative Strategies},
  year         = {2013},
}