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Gee, J. P. (2011). Discourse Analysis: What Makes it Critical? In R. Rogers (Ed.). An Introduction to Critical Discourse Analysis in Education, (23-45). New York: Routledge.‏

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Discourse Analysis on Martin Luther King’s Speech ‘I Have a Dream’

1Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages and Translation, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Journal of Linguistics and Literature. 2020, Vol. 4 No. 1, 40-44
DOI: 10.12691/jll-4-1-4
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Ibtesam AbdulAziz Bajri, Layla Mohammad Mariesel. Discourse Analysis on Martin Luther King’s Speech ‘I Have a Dream’. Journal of Linguistics and Literature. 2020; 4(1):40-44. doi: 10.12691/jll-4-1-4.

Correspondence to: Ibtesam  AbdulAziz Bajri, Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages and Translation, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Email: ibajri@hotmail.com

Abstract

This paper aims to examine Martin Luther King’s speech “I Have a Dream” using Gee’s [1] building tasks. To specify, the paper will highlight King’s use of language to build and destroy identity, relationship, and politics. Furthermore, analysis shows the ideologies and philosophical dogmas behind the speech, which relates to freedom, equality, and civil rights.

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