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An Analysis of the Role X-phemism as an Aspect of Doublespeak

@inproceedings{AlHarbi2009AnAO,
  title={An Analysis of the Role X-phemism as an Aspect of Doublespeak},
  author={Ahlam Al-Harbi},
  year={2009}
}
This study explores the role of X-phemism in English political discourse during the War on Terror within the framework of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) to clarify the fallacy of such language and its role in communication. It also examines how X-phemism as a linguistic theory may embody and reveal the ideology and attitude of politicians. X-phemism is divided into some subtypes following the hybrid model of Mazid (2003) and Allan and Burridge (1991). The employed analytical framework is an… Expand
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