Analytical Review of the Slogans of Aurat March expressing the Right of Freedom
Keywords:Aurat March, Critical Discourse Analysis CDA, Ideational Meta-Function, Slogans, Transitivity Analysis, Systemic Functional Linguistics SFL
The aim of this research paper is to analyze the slogans of Aurat March 2020 with right of freedom of expression. The right of freedom of expression is a fundamental right guaranteed in the constitution of Pakistan 1973. This is a quantitative analysis conducted with the help of UAM Corpus Software to perform SFL analysis of the slogans. Researchers make use of Halliday's ideational meta-functions to analyze the slogans. The data has been collected through random sampling from social media and web sources. SFL transitivity analysis helps researchers keep their research relatively objective and unbiased. In depth analysis of all the processes has been conducted in the research. Results indicate that the Material Process has been used the most in the slogans which indicate actions. Relational process is also quite prominent in the results which show that slogans were meant to create a comparison between two entities. This paper paves the way for the researchers to look into PDA through the linguistic lens of SFL. Women rights is a burning issue in Pakistan which has been taken up by the marchers and their slogans have been criticized by the media and social media. This paper aims to explore the objective reason for that.
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