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Hamid Reza Dowlatabadi

Hamid Reza Dowlatabadi

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7763-6678
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 57188754727
Faculty: Literature and Languages
Address: Arak University
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Research

Title
Discursive Structures in Brexit: Focusing on The Prime Ministers of The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Scotland Talks: with Pedagogical Implications
Type
Thesis
Keywords
Critical Discourse Analysis, Brexit, ideology, euphemization, discursive feature
Year
2018
Researchers Hajar Hosseini(Student)، Hamid Reza Dowlatabadi(PrimaryAdvisor)، Majid Amerian(Advisor)

Abstract

The Present study aims to investigate discursive features employed in three political talks of The Ireland Prime Minister, The Scotland First Minister, and The Britain Prime Minister on the Brexit. To this end, Van Dijk’s (2004) framework was adapted to analyze the speeches of The Ireland Prime Minister, The Scotland First Minister, and The Britain Prime Minister during a time span of seven days, from June 23 to June 30 in 2016. The results of the analysis of three talks revealed that the Britain Prime Minister represented the same issue,) namely Brexit(, differently to their audience using similar discursive features. In the same way , The Ireland Prime Minister and The Scotland First Minister represented it similarly . The results revealed that the dominant discursive features in all talks on Brexit are euphemization –positive self-presentation, which are identified by other discursive strategies such as authority and categorization as the most frequent ones employed in their talks. While The Ireland Prime Minister and The Scotland First Minister emphasize positive deeds of staying in the EU in the rounds of talks through the employment of euphemization discursive feature, The Britain Prime Minister focuses on positive actions of leaving the EU by using euphemization discursive feature. Therefore, politicians by the use of language and power try to manipulate the public’s mind and actions implicitly. Finally, pedagogical implications of this study are devoted to enhancing critical language awareness and developing teaching materials for EFL learners.