International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Special Issue

Critical Discourse Analysis, Rhetoric, and Grammatical Metaphor in Political and Advertisement Discourses

  • Submission Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Mohammad Nikafrooz
About This Special Issue
This special issue on International Journal of Language and Linguistics (IJLL) is to publish and collect both experimental and theoretical contributions of original and high quality research papers and encourage researchers to investigate topics in the fields of Critical discourse Analysis (CDA), Grammatical Metaphor (GM) initiated by Halliday (1985) and Rhetorical tropes in Political and advertisement discourses. The investigation can employ all the above frameworks collectively and individually in a manuscript.

Grammatical Metaphor under metafunctions of language in Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) is twofold: ideational and interpersonal. Ideational GM incorporates nominalization and process types and Interpersonal GM includes modal metaphor and mood metaphor. In CDA as interdisciplinary analytical perspective seeks to inquire into the link between power and discourse, and particularly to examine the way in which authority, dominance and social inequality are constructed, sustained, reproduced and resisted in the discourse of written texts and spoken words. Rhetoric is also considered as a power for exciting and moving the audience in any way the speaker wants. In all its forms, rhetoric is of crucial importance in politics. It can be a very powerful tool to shape public feeling and opinions about political issues.

The Special Issue preserves prompt publication of manuscripts that meet the broad-spectrum criteria of scientific excellence. Areas of interest include Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), Grammatical Metaphor (GM) and Rhetoric in Political and Advertisement discourses, but are not limited to these discourses and covers various discourses such as: The discourse of medicine, education, law, business, and any other specialized discourses employing the above frameworks. Review of manuscripts will be completed within one week after submission. Accepted manuscripts will be published as soon as authors pay the article processing fee.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Mohammad Nikafrooz

    Department of TEFL, Ahvaz Branch, Payam Noor University, Ahvaz, Iran, Ahvaz, Iran

Guest Editors
  • Lukasz Glinka

    American Association of International Researchers under Natural Science Forum (Membership NS-AAIR-1011, 2014-present), American Research Institute for Policy Development, New York, USA, Poland, Poland

  • Bahram Kazemian

    Department of English, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

  • Lali Kushitashvili

    Centre of education and Professional Training, Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Serhii Zasiekin

    Department of Applied Linguistics, Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University, Lutsk, Ukraine

  • Mehwish Noor

    Department of English, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Pakistan

  • Mubashir Iqbal

    Department of English, University of Gujrat, Pakistan

  • Fakharh Muhabat

    Department of English, University of Gujrat, Pakistan

  • Yelfiza Yelfiza

    English Department, College of Teachers Training and Education , Padang, Indonesia

  • Javed Akhtar Khatri

    Department of Applied Sciences and Humanities, Institute of Technology and Management Universe, Gujarat Technological University, Vadodara, India

  • Amin AmirDabbaghian

    Faculty of Languages and Linguistis, University of Malaya, Tabriz, Iran

  • Somayyeh Hashemi

    Department of English, College of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran

  • Bahram Kazemian

    Department of English, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

  • Asghar Moulavi Nafchi

    English Department, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran

  • Farhad Hama

    English Department, School of Basic Education, University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani, Iraq

  • Seyyed Fariborz Pishdadi Motlagh

    Department of English Language and Literature, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

  • Somayyeh Hashemi

    Department of English, College of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

Published Articles
  • A Rhetorical Identification Analysis of English Political Public Speaking: John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address

    Qiang Zhou , Bahram Kazemian

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1-1, February 2016
    Pages: 10-16
    Received: Jul. 05, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 15, 2015
    Published: Sep. 02, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2016040101.12
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    Abstract: Since political discourse reflects the close relation between politics and language, it has attracted many scholars’ attention at home and abroad. Therefore, English political public speaking (EPPS for short), the subcategory of political discourse, has been chosen as the subject of the study. Based on the findings of Kenneth Burke’s new rhetoric a... Show More
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics Mood Analysis of the Last Address of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)

    Mehwish Noor , Moazzam Ali , Fakharh Muhabat , Bahram Kazemian

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1-1, February 2016
    Pages: 1-9
    Received: Apr. 20, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 20, 2015
    Published: May 05, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2016040101.11
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    Abstract: The study highlights the functional and semantic properties of the last address of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The study is based upon Halliday’s (1985) SFL Mood analysis. The data obtained from the last address of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) are analyzed in tables. The analysis of 56 clauses reveals that 32 are declarative, 22 are imperative; whereas, on... Show More