He took a lot of my speech laughter when he introduced me. But even though he is held to an impossibly high standard, his acceptance speech was nothing more than a welldelivered dud. The 2015 presidential election and the concession of defeat. The jonathan administration in nigeria world scientific news. Every political actor uses political discourse to present their arguments in. This study analyses the concession speech made by president. His objective was to find out the predominant acts used by the president in his speech. Pragmatic analyses of president goodluck jonathans. The study, also carried out using the theoretical framework of speech acts of austin 1962 and searle 1969, shows that president goodluck jonathan relied on sentences that. His excellency, president goodluck ebele jonathan, gcfr on the occasion of the submission of the national conference report thursday 21st august, 2014. In opening his address to the american people tuesday night, he outlined a powerful case for action on syria where the assad regime has slaughtered over a hundred thousand people. Kamalu and agangan 2011 was a critical discourse analysis cda of president jonathans declaration of interest in the pdp presidential primaries. Awardwinning author chimamanda ngozi adichie gave the commencement address at wellesley colleges 7th commencement on friday, may 29, 2015. A pragmatic analysis of president goodluck jonathans.
President jonathans acceptance speech vanguard news. Futuristic rhetoric in goodluck jonathans 2015 presidential. The data are drawn from two speeches of nigerian president umaru musa yar. Pragmatic analyses of president goodluck jonathans and. Political, economic and security challenges facing president buhari on 29 may 2015, general muhammadu buhari was sworn in as the president of nigeria. Political discourse is an effective tool in the hand of political actors useful for handling sensitive political issues that affect a part of society or society as a whole. Request for investigation whether to dissolve and revoke the corporate charter of the trump organization february 15, 2017 what are you asking the attorney general of new york to do. He claims that the political speeches are composed primarily of assertive sentences. Mr chairman, our dear delegates, today is another great day in the history. President jonathan s commissives show predominance in the use of modal verbs to express intention, president obama s commissives consist of modal verbs and infinitive clauses to project volition and intention. This paper analyses former president goodluck jonathans speech in.
Each person i have met cares deeply and genuinely for patients, family members, caregivers and the cause. The study applied fairclough and wodaks critical discourse. He lost the 2015 presidential election to former military ruler muhammadu buhari, becoming the first incumbent president to concede electoral defeat. Metaphors in selected political speeches of nigerian. Buhari is a retired military general of the nigerian army and previously served as military head of state from 1983 to 1985, after taking power in a military coup detat. Pdf a pragmastylistic analysis of president goodluck ebele. The book which costs n10,500 per copy has so many facts and claims as can be expected from. Give me liberty or give me death 1775 1 no man thinks more highly than i do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the house.
These results showed that president goodluck ebele jonathan relied more on sentences that performed commissive acts than other speech acts in his. For a few minutes president obama gave the speech on syria that he should have made weeks if not years ago. President goodluck jonathan became the first nigerian president to be warned publicly not to contest for elections on account of ethnoregional selfish interest, and promised mayhem and gridlock if he does. His swearingin made history as nigerias first peaceful and democratic transfer of power from a ruling party to. Inaugural speech is central to the rites of inauguration and it is usually anticipated for the soothing promises it makes and the reassurances it contains. President jonathans full speech on nigerias 54th independence anniversary. His objective was to find out the predominant acts used by the. Message from the executive director i n my short time as executive director with the foundation, one thing that stands out above and beyond all else is passion. This paper examines the text of president goodluck jonathan.
President goodluck jonathan was the major source of data collection. Nigeria, america, presidents, inaugural addresses, speech acts theory, pragmatic analyses 1. C ommissive s follow with 38 out of 5 sentence in president jonathans speech and 31 out of 1 in pr esident obamas speech, amounting to a total of 28. Many attempts have been made to describe what an effective communication is. Aug 22, 2014 his excellency, president goodluck ebele jonathan, gcfr on the occasion of the submission of the national conference report thursday 21st august, 2014. Yunana ahmed, goodluck jonathans 2015 presidential campaign speeches, futuristic rhetoric abstract this paper examines the use of futuristic rhetoric deliberative by the former president of nigeria goodluck jonathan to communicate his reelection agenda during the run off to the 2015 presidential election.
But under president jonathans administration, generation capacity has increased in the south west with the new power stations under the nipp olorunsogo and omotosho. The buhariled administration is expected to urgently tackle several challenges that have hindered economic prosperity, sustainable security and overall national development in nigeria. Sentences involving the use of modal verbs were extracted from the presidents speech for. Full text of president jonathans speech on submission of. President goodluck jonathan at a presidential rally. African political speeches and pragmatic meanings revistas usp. President holland was accompanied by the minister of foreign affairs, laurent fabius, chief of the president personnal military staff, general puga and lionel zinsou, president of the investment fund pai partners, responsible for the foreshadowing of the african french fondation for growth. Request for investigation whether to dissolve and revoke the. Newlist of president goodluck jonathans achievements. Jonathan and buhari set fresh tone with peaceful concession president goodluck jonathan conceded the election to muhammadu buhari in a. Former nigerias president dr goodluck jonathan has released his book which he titled my transition hours. Pdf drawing on austins 1962 speech act theory, this paper investigates president goodluck jonathans concession speech and general muhammadu. Drawing on austin s 1962 speech act theory, this paper investigates president goodluck jonathan s concession speech and general muhammadu buhari s acceptance speech for the purpose of examining the impacts of context and evaluating. See below for the abstract, table of contents, list of figures, list of tables, list of appendices, list of abbreviations and chapter one.
It adopts the speech act theory in the classification of the illocutionary acts. Political, economic and security challenges facing president. President goodluck ebele jonathan has been recording unique achievements. President jonathans acceptance speech at pdp convention protocols. President goodluck jonathans inaugural speech vision. Feb 19, 2015 before president jonathans administration, power generation in the southwest was low. Author chimamanda ngozi adichie addresses harvards class of. Senate speech honoring the life of coretta scott king. Download the complete english language project topic and material chapter 15 titled a pragmatic analysis of president goodluck jonathans inaugural speech, nigeria. A discourse analysis of goodluck jonathans response to the. The study examines the speech acts features in president jonathan s victory and inaugural speeches delivered on the 19a april and 29a may 2011. The president is the victim of the heights to which his 2004 and 2008 convention speeches soared.
Australian international academic centre, australia flou rish. The study employs speech acts theory in the analysis of the speeches, to show the implications of utterances on the hearers. A critical discourse analysis of concession speeches goodluck. Bridge2rwanda scholars gap year program jonathan iyandemyes i have a dream speech. Democratic convention winners and losers jonathan s. Power generation has increased from 4232mw in 2010 to 5361mw in 20. The speech act analysis of these action political discourses provides the understanding that political leaders employ unique speech act types which are mainly assertive when delivering performative.
Obamas weak and contradictory speech commentary magazine. Notably, the card reader in president jonathan s polling unit failed to pick up his fingerprint, so that officials resorted to manual accreditation. The fact that the man who becomes president of nigeria has all the powers that can hardly be imagined, the battle for the position has been a fierce one, involving the application of the worst instruments of campaign, as witnessed in the history of election in the country. I cannot but pay tribute to our late president, alhaji umaru musa yaradua with whom we won the presidential election four years ago, when i contested as his running mate. Javits convention center in new york city, standing under a glass ceiling, hillary clinton was going to claim her victory as the first woman president. Pdf pragmatic analysis of president goodluck jonathans. Jun 29, 2015 the accreditation of voters was largely peaceful despite a few challenges with electronic card readers, which largely had to do with lack of proper training in their usage.
But different men often see the same subject in different lights. Bishop oyedepos church divided over prayer for president. Sep 21, 2015 incumbent president jonathan of the pdp. President jonathans commissives show predominance in the use of modal verbs to express intention, president obamas commissives consist of modal verbs and infinitive clauses to project volition and intention. This study investigates pragmatic presuppositions made and politeness. Muhammadu buhari gcfr born 17 december 1942 is a nigerian politician currently serving as the president of nigeria, in office since 2015.
Drawing on austins 1962 speech act theory, this paper investigates president goodluck jonathans concession speech and general muhammadu buharis acceptance speech for the purpose of examining the impacts of context and evaluating their effects on nigerians. President jonathans acceptance speech at pdp convention. It is an observance that constitutes the formal investiture for the president. May 23, 2018 awardwinning author chimamanda ngozi adichie addresses harvard s class of 2018 on class day, may 23, 2018. Official visit of the president of the french republic in. A critical discourse analysis of president goodluck jonathans.
Pdf pragmatic analyses of president goodluck jonathans and. Pdf pragmatic analyses of president goodluck jonathans. On 29 may 2015, general muhammadu buhari was sworn in as the president of nigeria. First, he wants to appeal to the sentiment of the igbo people who see his presidential ambition as a threat to their chance of producing a president in 2015. Working within the speech acts theory, the study considers the illocutionary forces in the speeches as well as the facethreatening and facesaving acts. Founding director message from the executive director i. Full text of president jonathans speech on the declaration. May 29, 2015 awardwinning author chimamanda ngozi adichie gave the commencement address at wellesley college s 7th commencement on friday, may 29, 2015. Full text of president jonathan s speech on the declaration state of emergency in the affected states of nigeria. Argumentative patterns in president goodluck jonathans. We are asking attorney general eric schneiderman to investigate whether to bring.
Goodluck ebele azikiwe jonathan gcfr, gcon born 20 november 1957 is a nigerian politician who served as the president of nigeria from 2010 to 2015. Jonathan and buhari set fresh tone with peaceful concession president goodluck jonathan conceded the election to muhammadu buhari in a move that many say helped deter post. Waya 20 adopts the speech act theory in the analysis of president goodlucks victory and inaugural speeches. Speech by president goodluck ebele jonathan after the announcement of the results of presidential election 2015 april 1st 2015 fellow nigerians, i thank. A cda of president jonathans presidential declaration speech.
Drawing on austins 1962 speech act theory, this paper investigates president goodluck jonathans concession speech and general muhammadu buharis acceptance speech for the purpose of examining the impacts of context and evaluating. Part of the money would be used to fight the insurgents and put an end to the menace that has haunted the northeast for years. Pdf argumentative patterns in president goodluck jonathans. My dear compatriots, i stand in humble gratitude to you, this day, having just sworn to the oath of office as president, commanderinchief of the armed forces of our great nation. There is no gainsaying the fact that the essence of language is communication. Jan 27, 2015 bishop oyedepos church divided over prayer for president jonathan attempts by bishop david oyedepo of the winners chapel, ota, ogun state, southwest nigeria, to make members of his congregation. Hillary clintons concession speech full transcript. Inauguration ceremony of a new president is likely a common ritual the world over. I dont know if that s a common thing to happen during the introductions, but thank you, and ill find a way to tweak a couple of the things you said during the speech, i think.1204 999 230 1353 1474 1368 944 1318 502 1166 708 1408 810 1204 1049 519 1615 723 316 1605 328 1051 1284 226 1529 555 761 250 471 902 1416 740 1219 378 1163 350 316 1088 1149 1085 285 1337