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A linguistic analysis of effective speeches

Othman, Khairiah and Ismail, Anis Izzati (2017) A linguistic analysis of effective speeches. In: 3rd International Conference on Education 2017, 7-9 November 2017, Mudzaffar Hotel, Melaka. (Unpublished)

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Recent decades have witnessed the usage of the English language as an effective medium for various communicative functions including disseminating information and conveying messages. This study explored linguistic devices that have contributed towards effective speeches of a prominent speaker, Dr. Zakir Naik. Content analysis on three speeches by Dr. Zakir Naik was employed. This study investigated sentences or phrases in Dr. Zakir Naik’s speeches containing linguistic features. Findings indicate that Dr. Zakir Naik mainly employed linguistic features namely rhetorical question to gain support from his audience, repetition to emphasize important information, stir audience’s emotion and make message more memorable while Islamic English to maintain the Arabic terms in the English language due to the absence of equivalent English words. The findings of this exploratory study provide essential theoretical implications for future speakers to deliver effective speeches.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 2043/61682
Uncontrolled Keywords: Linguistic analysis; Effective speeches
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr Khairiah Othman
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2018 15:13
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2018 15:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61682

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