A Discourse Analysis: Personal Pronouns in Donald Trump's Inauguration Speech

Sri Wahyuningsih

Abstract


The discourse analysis may seem quaint to discuss. One of the common domains of analyzing the critical discourse covers the public speech by which the speaker is trying to gain best response from the listener or audience. This article attempts at exploring the use of subjects in Donald Trump's Inauguration Speech. Subjects are mainly examined from a critical discourse analysis approach concerning on speech functions. The transcript of the speech is analyzed to describe personal pronouns used by Donald Trump in his inauguration speech. The result shows that by using pronouns, Donald Trump tries to represent himself and others indicating that the pronouns that he used is one of the devices to maintain a good interaction with the audience through the speech

Keywords


discourse analysis; pronouns; speech function

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