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A critical discourse analysis of the Arusha declaration

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dc.creator Ramadhani, Ramadhani Abdillah 2018-05-07T07:40:40Z 2018-05-07T07:40:40Z 2017 2022-10-20T12:07:25Z 2022-10-20T12:07:25Z
dc.identifier Ramadhani, R. A. (2017). A critical discourse analysis of the Arusha declaration. Dodoma: The University of Dodoma
dc.description Dissertation (MA Linguistics)
dc.description This study dealt with A Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of the Arusha Declaration. The study examined the role of language as an instrument of ideology and power in political discourse. The Arusha Declaration Document was selected as a case study.The case study seeks to describe a unit in detail, in context and holistically. It is essential as it allows studying many things from few.The Document was analysed critically in order to show that language canbe manipulated strategically to achieve ideological and power goals in society. The study employed qualitative approach having in mind three specific objectives: (i) To critically examine lexico-grammatical categories used in the Arusha Declaration to propagate the socialist ideology (ii) To identify lexicogrammatical categories employed in the Arusha Declaration to label less valued social groups in relation to the dominant majority group ideology and (iii) To examine the themes and messages of the Arusha Declaration to Tanzanians. Study findings reveal that ideology is dependent on language manipulation and vice versa. The commonest lexico-grammatical categories employed in political rhetoric to achieve ideological objectives include the use of pronouns, passive forms, three-part statements, repetition, figures of speech, ideological vocabulary and vague and ambiguous vocabulary. The study also revealed despite the fact that some scholars of the origins of language have been arguing language essentially began due to political reasons i.e man is a political animal in nature, hence political language that consists largely of metaphors, triads, cloudy vagueness and other stylistic features should be intensively minimized if at all abandoned for a clear, honest and understandable communication between the users and their clients.
dc.language en
dc.publisher The University of Dodoma
dc.subject Arusha
dc.subject Arusha declaration
dc.subject Discourse analysis
dc.subject Language
dc.subject Language roles
dc.subject Lexico-grammatical category
dc.subject Socialist ideology
dc.subject Majority group ideology
dc.subject Political language
dc.subject Stylistic features
dc.subject Tanzania
dc.subject Ideology
dc.subject Political discourse
dc.title A critical discourse analysis of the Arusha declaration
dc.type Dissertation

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