17 Dec '15, 6am

Umno’s regressive, harmful discourse: Netusha NaiduThe Malaysian Insider17 December 2015 A lot has been said a...

Netusha Naidu The Malaysian Insider 17 December 2015 A lot has been said about the recent Umno general assembly, especially the president’s speech as presented by Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Instead of making the usual commentary of my own opinions about its contents, I felt that a discourse analysis would have been more appropriate to shed some light on the matters that drew my attention. A discourse analysis is when we look at the usage of language by particular parties and how the messages are being conveyed to intended audiences. Most of time, such methods are used to display the variety of approaches that authors take to portray certain ideologies. As a result, we learn that some ideas become more dominant than others. All because of how it is being articulated and who is the proponent of those ideas. What appeared most central of all my observations in the speech was the...

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