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Intertextuality and interdiscursivity in the discourse of Muslim televangelists : the case study of Hamza Yusuf

El Naggar, Shaimaa (2012) Intertextuality and interdiscursivity in the discourse of Muslim televangelists : the case study of Hamza Yusuf. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines, 6 (1). pp. 76-95.

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Abstract

In this paper, I apply the Discourse Historical Approach (DHA) (e.g. Wodak and Meyer 2009) to discourse on religion. Discourse on religion has been taken for granted (e.g. Chilton 2004: xi) and little is known about its characteristic discourse features. A few studies (e.g. Neuman et al 2001; Muchnik 2005) have explored discourse on religion, focusing on particular features (e.g. irony, and narratives). These studies, however, have overlooked the broader socio-political and historical contexts that intertwine with discourse. The present study aims to fill that gap by exploring processes of persuasion in one speech by the Muslim televangelist Hamza Yusuf. Two main processes will be explored: interdiscursivity and intertextuality. Interdiscursivity indicates that discourses can be linked to discourses on other topics or sub-topics; intertextuality refers to the link to other texts through invoking a topic, an event or a main actor (e.g. Richardson and Wodak 2009b:46). As I will show in the data analysis, the speaker invokes some discourses and dismisses others to serve his specific persuasive intentions. In addition, religious terms are recontextualised in contemporary contexts to link the speech to the religious realm and to present religion as a force of change.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Critical Discourse Analysis ; the Discourse Historical Approach ; persuasion ; Muslim televangelism
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 68475
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 31 Jan 2014 09:27
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 18:22
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/68475

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