The Presentations Of Van Dijk Model In The Speech Of Putin In The Independence Of The Donetsk People's Republic And The Lugansk People's Republic

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Dr. Soleman Alzobidy , Issa Mohammad Muflih Naser


This article examines the content and structure of Putin's political speech regarding the independence and sovereignty of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, with a focus on the hostilities in Ukraine. This research used the Teun Van Dijk (2005) paradigm to do discourse analysis. The findings show that when Putin gave a speech, he always used the word colleague to greet his audience in order to establish excellent relations. This study concludes that Putin, the politician, employs discursive strategies (86 times). However, a discursive device analysis finds that Putin uses more discursive devices (Authority, Actor Description, Evidentiality, Example/Illustration, and so on); this may be explained by the fact that Putin's speech appears to be more formal, as it involves more intricate discursive strategies and structures. Putin wanted the people to believe that the President and the people shared the same position, so he always indicated authority to the Russian people, and the word "emphasize" was used several times to give people confidence that Putin would do what he said.

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