Classification and Ideology--A Critical Discourse Analysis of Bush’s Two Speeches on 911 Attack

Haicui Zheng


The beginning of the 21st century witnessed a terrible event— 911 attack in 2001. Right after the attack, the thenPresident George Bush delivered a speech. On the fifth anniversary, President Bush addressed the whole nation again.One salient linguistic feature in two speeches is classification. A critical discourse analysis of Bush’s two speechesreveals Bush’s deep-rooted ideology that America is the most powerful and dominant country in the world.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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