Critical Discourse Analysis of Vladimir Putin's Speech Related to Arm Race with the United States in 2018
International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation
Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2019, Pages: 58-63
Received: Sep. 14, 2019; Accepted: Oct. 22, 2019; Published: Oct. 28, 2019
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Rani Herning Puspita, English Education Department, Universitas Muhammadiyah Kalimantan Timur, Samarinda, Indonesia
Muhammad Dziqie Aulia Al Farauqy, International Relationship Department, Universitas Muhammadiyah Kalimantan Timur, Samarinda, Indonesia
Sunarti Sunarti, English Education Department, Universitas Muhammadiyah Kalimantan Timur, Samarinda, Indonesia
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The weapons war between Russia and America has been going on for a long time. The two countries are racing to make sophisticated weapons. This was always mentioned by Russian President in his speech, even when the main topic of the contents of the speech he delivered was far from gun battles. The purposes of this study are the researcher wants to find out the style of language Putin used in giving speeches and Putin's reasons for discussing America's unilateral resignation from the agreement on stopping the arms race, as well as what motivated Putin to announce Russia's missile superiority. The method used in this study was Teun Van Dijk's Critical Discourse Analysis method. From the research it was found that the way Putin made a speech he always greeted his listeners with the word "colleague" to build good relations with his listeners, and Putin's motivation to offend the American action was to announce that if a gun war occurs it is not Russia who started it but Russia will retaliate on the grounds defend themselves and it is considered a strategy in protecting the security of Russian people.
Speech, Arm Race, Linguistics, Discourse Analysis
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Rani Herning Puspita, Muhammad Dziqie Aulia Al Farauqy, Sunarti Sunarti, Critical Discourse Analysis of Vladimir Putin's Speech Related to Arm Race with the United States in 2018, International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Translation. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2019, pp. 58-63. doi: 10.11648/j.ijalt.20190504.12
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