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El Mustapha Lahlali

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780748682744

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682744.001.0001

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Arabic Political Discourse and Politeness Strategies

Arabic Political Discourse and Politeness Strategies

(p.187) 6 Arabic Political Discourse and Politeness Strategies
Arabic Political Discourse in Transition

El Mustapha Lahlali

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines the concept of politeness in the context of the Arab Spring, with a particular focus on politeness strategies in different speeches, statements and slogans, examining shifts in these strategies and discourses. Apart from identifying key politeness strategies and shifts, this chapter provides an explanation for these changes by contextualising them in the wider social, political and cultural context.

Keywords:   Politeness in Arabic, Analysis of Speeches, Statements and Slogans, Politeness and the Arab Spring, Politeness Strategies and Shifts

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