International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Language Research | Malaysia | Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019


A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Address of President Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to the Joint Meeting of Us Congress

Tawos Mohammadi


Abstract: The purpose of this study is to find out the important themes and the ideologies behind the linguistic features used in the speech of President Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan. The speech was delivered to the joint meeting of the US Congress on 25 March 2015 in the United States of America. This speech is important because it has been delivered in a critical time when Afghanistan was passing through a critical phase of taking the responsibility of the war against terrorism from the international forces. The researcher has analyzed the introductory part of the speech through the three-dimensional approach of Fairclough. The analysis of the linguistic features indicated that the speaker was not only seeking to strengthen the existing relations but also trying to establish new economical, educational, and political ties with the US. The speaker has also tried to convince the audience (The US Congressmen and women) that the US in harmony with the world has to take serious steps toward terrorism, and the war against terrorism should be supported as long as the terrorism is rooted out from Afghanistan.


Keywords: Discourse Analysis, CDA, Linguistic Features, Ideology


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019,


Pages: 957 - 962


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Tawos Mohammadi, "A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Address of President Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to the Joint Meeting of Us Congress", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019, pp. 957-962, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20201277

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