Critical Discourse Analysis of the Chanted Slogans during the incidents of the Egyptian revolution.pdf

2016-08-13T14:20:18Z (GMT) by Shaimaa Selim
<div>This thesis examines the relationships between language and</div><div>ideology and how these relationships are represented in the analysis of</div><div>texts in general and slogans in particular, following Systemic Functional</div><div>Linguistic analysis which is developed by M.A.K Halliday, with an</div><div>exceptional focus on Transitivity as well as on Lexicalization developed</div><div>by Roger Fowler (1991). The study also shows how the structure of</div><div>slogans can serve a particular ideology and is capable of storing meanings</div><div>which are not obvious for ordinary audience as well as having a great</div><div>manipulation upon their own judgments and reactions. The study presents</div><div>an analysis of the chanted slogans of the Egyptian revolution (the 25th of</div><div>January, 2011). Its main purpose is to disclose which meaning the slogan</div><div>carries, and how it is employed in the context of the Egyptian revolution.</div><div>Furthermore, it intends to investigate whether the slogan has an impact on</div><div>discourse in general and the Egyptian reaction in particular. Methods of</div><div>critical linguistics and critical discourse analysis are drawn upon in order</div><div>to critically analyze the slogans. The analysis uncovers ideologies</div><div>pointing to an asymmetrical power structure between the protestors and</div><div>the fragile Egyptian political regime.</div>