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