Discourse Analysis of the United States Foreign Policy Rhetoric towards Middle East

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WORTHINGTON Helena

Rok publikování 2019
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Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Filozofická fakulta

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Popis Discourse Analysis of the United States Foreign Policy Rhetoric towards Middle East The aim of this study is to demonstrate and analyse how discourse can play a powerful role in the presentation of policy in international affairs. The main target is to show how specific language is intentionally employed in order to have a profound and considerable impact on the promotion and justification of a nation’s foreign policy and interests. In this case, the particular focus is on the United States’ involvement in military and political conflicts in the Middle East. The U.S. as a superpower seems to pursue different foreign policies towards the various countries in the region in terms of who it sees as allies and foes. It follows that the present study shall preoccupy itself with the analysis of U.S. rhetoric with regard to the use of linguistic devices mainly from the perspective of the persuasive and justification processes related to its military actions and the diplomatic treatment of conflict situations featuring the U.S. and the Middle Eastern countries of Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Egypt in specified time period, while documenting the fact how a language can be used as a very powerful strategic tool in achieving the U.S. goals in relation with the Middle East. The main aim is to present the outcomes of the examined U.S. foreign policy rhetoric and to point out the expected results that it is being used selectively and strategically. The study uses a qualitative content analytical research method and applies principals of the Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) and Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL). These disciplines provide the guidelines of the research method as well as supportive theory for the researched arguments.
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