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IJAL 2010, 13(2): 75-99 Back to browse issues page
The CDA of 2008 Presidential Campaign Speeches of Democratic Candidates with Respect to Their Gender & Race
Mohammad Rahimi , Ehya Amal Saleh, Sanaz Deghat
Shiraz University
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Critical discourse analysis (CDA) provides an analytical and political approach to language in context and it concerns with manifestations of ideology and power/dominance relations in society, manifestations of social asymmetry via discourse, racism, sexism and in general segregation and discrimination (Wodak and Meyer, 2001). The present study, applying some of the most agreed upon guidelines of critical discourse analysis, aimed at analyzing the discursive structures of the 2008 presidential campaign speeches of democratic candidates--Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama--to see if they carry and enforce certain ideologies. The methodology used in this study was generally based upon Hodge and Kress’s (1996) framework and the texts were compared and contrasted to find the traces of gender and/or race of the candidates. From among a hundred tapescripts, fifty were randomly selected. The results of the study showed the discoursal features used in the speeches made by the two candidates were significantly influenced by their race and gender.
Keywords: Critical Discourse Analysis, Discursive Structure, Hodge and Kress’s Framework, gender, Race
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Rahimi M, Amal Saleh E, Deghat S. The CDA of 2008 Presidential Campaign Speeches of Democratic Candidates with Respect to Their Gender & Race. IJAL. 2010; 13 (2) :75-99
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Volume 13, Number 2 (9-2010) Back to browse issues page
Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics
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