Critical Discourse Analysis of Imran Khan’s Address at the 74th Session of the General Assembly of the UN

Authors

  • Momina Tahir M. Phil Scholar, Department of English, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Punjab Pakistan
  • Sana Nawaz Lecturer, Department of English, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Punjab Pakistan
  • Naveed Yousaf Lecturer, Department of English, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Punjab Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-II)58

Keywords:

Critical Discourse Analysis, Norman Fairclough’s Three-Dimensional Model, Political Address

Abstract

The present research aims to delve into the descriptive, Interpretative and discursive features of Imran Khan’s address. In critical discourse analysis, utterance type meaning and utterance token meaning are taken into account and human speech is analyzed. This paper focuses on the language of address and ideological power which was behind the narrative. It shows how language is an expression of authority and truth. This paper further reveals the personal ideology of the addresser and his blunt expression for religion and for the glorification of the country. The data for this research paper is collected from a video Clip and it is analyzed through Fairclough’s three-dimensional model. The three- dimensional model will investigate the relational, experiential and expressive values of speech. The findings of this research illustrate that this address was not an attack on any country rather certain issues were discussed and presented before the leaders of the world community. It was mentioned in address that they need just the support of the United Nations and other developed countries. This paper successfully propounds the power and ideologies of language in political context. This address can be analyzed through the power of narrative in critical discourse analysis.

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Published

2022-06-30

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Tahir, M., Nawaz, S., & Yousaf, N. (2022). Critical Discourse Analysis of Imran Khan’s Address at the 74th Session of the General Assembly of the UN. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 6(2), 673–686. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-II)58