The use of personal pronouns and the observance of Grice’s principles in political interviews / Nik Nur Laila Nik Mustapha

Nik Nur Laila, Nik Mustapha (2017) The use of personal pronouns and the observance of Grice’s principles in political interviews / Nik Nur Laila Nik Mustapha. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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      Abstract

      The current study examined the discourse of the current Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Najib Razak (DSNR) and the current Leader of Opposition Malaysia; Parti Keadilan Rakyat, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim (DSAI), with a view to investigate their strategic use of personal pronouns I and We and their adherence to Grice’s Cooperative Principles (1975) in political interviews. The analysis of this study will help shed some light on how the two politicians employ the strategies of using personal pronouns to generate implicature which can affect the overall outcome of the interviews, especially the audience’s understanding and acceptance of the message. Additionally, the study will also help to give a complete picture of what the two politicians are conveying in the political interviews and explain the ways these politicians conform to Grice’s Cooperative Principles when they were asked questions on any politically related issues.

      Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
      Additional Information: Dissertation (M.A.) – Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, 2017.
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Political interview; Politicians; Parti Keadilan Rakyat; Prime Minister of Malaysia; Personal pronouns
      Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
      Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
      Depositing User: Mr Mohd Safri Tahir
      Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 11:38
      Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 11:39
      URI: http://studentsrepo.um.edu.my/id/eprint/7523

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