A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF PROPAGANDA IN SELECTED SPEECHES OF GLORIA STEIN

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ABSTRACT

This thesis examines the use of language as propaganda using the Discourse-Historical Approach in Critical Discourse Analysis. The semantic dimensions, discursive and linguistic strategies in Gloria Steinem's and Adolf Hitler's speeches are critically analysed in order to achieve the research objectives.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Pages 

Title Page i

Certification ii

Dedication iii

Acknowledgments iv

Table of Content v

List of Tables vii


Chapter One: Introduction 1

1.0 Introduction 1

1.1 Background to the Study 1

1.2 Scope of Study 4

1.3 Research Objectives 4

1.4 Research Questions 4

1.5 Statement of Research Problem 5

1.6 Significance of Study 5

1.7 Profile 6

1.7.1 Adolf Hitler 6

1.7.2. Gloria Steinem 7

1.8 Conclusion 8


Chapter Two: Literature Review 9

2.0 Introduction 9

2.1 Propaganda Techniques 9

2.1.1 Propaganda Techniques as Linguistic Devices 11

2.2 Linguistic Manipulation and Persuasion Strategies as Language of Propaganda 15

2.3 Rhetoric as an Element of the Language of Propaganda 20

2.3.1 Rhetorical Devices Used to Express Propaganda 22

2.4 Politeness Strategies as a Tool of Propaganda 25

2.5 Emotional/Emotive Language as a Tool of Propaganda 30

2.6 Other Linguistic Devices used to Express Propaganda 32

2.7 Conclusion 36



Chapter Three: Theoretical Framework and Methodology 35

3.0 Introduction 35

3.1 Theoretical Framework 35

3.1.2 The Discourse -Historical Approach (DHA) 37

3.2 Research Methodology 41

3.2.1 The Data 42

3.2.2. Data Collection 42

3.2.3. Data Analysis 42

3.3 Conclusion 43


Chapter Four: Data Presentation and Analysis 44

4.0 Introduction 44

4.1 Data Presentation 44

4.2 Data Analysis 48

4.2.1 A Discourse-Historical Analysis of Gloria Steinem’s ‘Testimony before Senate 

Hearings on The Equal Rights Amendment’ given on the 6th of May 1970 48

4.2.2. A Discourse-Historical Analysis of Adolf Hitler’s Speeches 56

4.3.3. The Discursive and Linguistic Strategies 59

4.3 Conclusion 73

Chapter Five: Conclusion 74

5.0 Introduction 74

5.1 Summary of Findings 74

5.2 Limitations of and Recommendations for Further Research 78

5.3 Conclusion 79


References 80

List of Appendices 83

APPENDIX A 83

APPENDIX B 88

APPENDIX C 96

APPENDIX D 102


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APA

Amen, A (2019). A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF PROPAGANDA IN SELECTED SPEECHES OF GLORIA STEIN. Afribary.com: Retrieved September 22, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-discourse-analysis-of-propaganda-in-selected-speeches-of-gloria-stein

MLA 8th

Ahabue, Amen. "A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF PROPAGANDA IN SELECTED SPEECHES OF GLORIA STEIN" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 10 Jun. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-discourse-analysis-of-propaganda-in-selected-speeches-of-gloria-stein . Accessed 22 Sep. 2019.

MLA7

Ahabue, Amen. "A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF PROPAGANDA IN SELECTED SPEECHES OF GLORIA STEIN". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 10 Jun. 2019. Web. 22 Sep. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-discourse-analysis-of-propaganda-in-selected-speeches-of-gloria-stein >.

Chicago

Ahabue, Amen. "A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF PROPAGANDA IN SELECTED SPEECHES OF GLORIA STEIN" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed September 22, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-discourse-analysis-of-propaganda-in-selected-speeches-of-gloria-stein