Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Social Science (ICONETOS 2020)

Ideology and Power in Presidential Speech

Authors
Meinarni Susilowati, Witra Ulkhasanah
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Meinarni Susilowati
Available Online 22 April 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210421.123How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Power, Ideology, Self-representation, political speech
Abstract

Despite the fact that he frequently produced controversial statements in the public domain, Donald Trump has attracted researchers’ attention to investigate his political speech. His controversies may be seen as a potential area that brings linguistic currency, which may trigger ideological implications due to its condensed power. This paper aims to report how such a controversial speech served a certain degree of power that represented a particular ideology. Wodak’s discursive strategies were applied to analyze 15 data derived from Trump’s speech as his response to the idea of proposing Jerusalem as the capital city. The results show that nomination or referential, predication, perspectivation, argumentation and intensification strategies were applied and essentially framed within positive self-presentation. The fact that positive self-presentation mantles ideology and power via controversial statements galvanizes propositions, strengthening the acceptance of controversy in a different fashion. Based on the findings, it is recommended to further investigate power and ideology representation, which transpires ironical expressions as positive self-representations. Such ironical expressions may conceptualize the nature of ideological power in various patterns in different contexts.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Social Science (ICONETOS 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
22 April 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-368-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210421.123How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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