Language of Resistance: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Manzoor Pashteen Speech at Asma Jahangir Conference 2022
Keywords:Language of resistance, CDA, Manzoor Pashteen, Asma Jahangir Conference
This research examines Manzoor Pashteen’s speech delivered at the Asma Jahangir Conference 2022, Lahore. The main objective of the study is to critically analyze the speech with particular focus on the use of language of resistance. The study is qualitative and the primary data collection source for this study was a fifteen minutes and 58 second speech of Manzoor Pashteen delivered at the Asma Jahangir Conference on October 25, 2022 https://youtu.be/r5g3x4LBpgo. The data was analyzed through Fairclough's Three-Dimensional Model which as per Fairclough involve―language text, spoken or written, discourse practice (text production and text consumption), and the socio-cultural practice. The research concludes that Pashteen's speech serves as a powerful tool to foster social change and bring attention to the struggles faced by the people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. By encouraging peaceful resistance, the speech empowers the audience to take charge of their destiny and advocate for a more inclusive and compassionate society.
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