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Pragmatic Analysis of the US Ambassadress’s Political Discourse to the United Nations General Assembly

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (Vol.11, No. 1)

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Page : 525-531

Keywords : Pragmatics; Speech Acts Theory; Political Discourse; U.S Ambassadress; United Nations General Assembly;

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The fact cannot be denied that how a single reality that is the supremacy of America, still continues its pace over the world. Also, American ideals are vastly universal and vaguely used in the political discourses to legitimize its political mission. Qualitative mode of inquiry has been employed to assess the speech and for this, Speech Act theory of Austin (1962) and Searle (1969) has been used as a framework. The tabular presentation of the speech analysis has shown the relative percentages and frequencies of the speech acts employed by the U.S Ambassadress. The result is quite interesting to note that only three speech acts namely expressive, assertive and commissive have been employed by the U.S Ambassadress in her political discourse in order to manipulate the audience. Further, this study exhibits that as always American ideals that is American Dream and American Exceptionalism are propagated through the political discourse and implanted covertly in people's mind to win their consensus so they accept Jerusalem as Israel's capital city.

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