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DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH'S SPEECH AT THE ISLAM CENTRE IN WASHINGTON

Abdullah Najim Abd Al Khanaifsawy

Volume: 9 Issue: 3 2019

Abstract:

The present research aims at providing a discoursal analysis of former president Bush’s speech on Islam that was held at the Islam Center in Washington to show how the president claims and supports his views towards Islam. The researcher utilized Toulmin Model for analyzing the ways Bush delivers and supports his claims about Islam. This study is based on two hypotheses, that are: 1) President Bush's Speech at the Islam Centre in Washington about Islam and Muslims is positive, and 2) Toulmin Model is a very effective tool for analyzing political speeches. The researcher has come up with some results and conclusions, the most important of which, is that most of Bush’s claims are value claims and some others are policy-based claims. This result shows that Bush has positive viewpoints on Islam and Muslims in his political speech initiated.

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