The English department analyzes Johnson’s nationalist rhetoric
January 25, 2023
A study conducted by a student in the Department of English at the College of Arts – University of Kufa, Saif Hakim Al-Budiri, analyzed the critical discourse in the speeches of former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The study defined nationalism in terms of three levels, the semantic, argumentative and rhetorical levels. It aimed to find out the most and least employed national strategies in Johnson’s speeches.
The study concluded that Johnson’s speeches included nationalism on the aforementioned three levels. In terms of semantics, Johnson employed the following strategies: (disavowal, self-glorification, nationalism, inequality, and lexical expression…). At the argumentative level, Johnson employed (clarity, generalization, consensus, populism…).
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Kufa discussed a master’s thesis entitled: “Constitutional …