International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

A Linguistic Study of Language Power and Strategy Used by Jurists
Badriah Khalid Al-Gublan

The principal aim of critical discourse analysis is to uncover opaqueness and power relationships. This study explores the relationship between language and power in the linguistic practices of contemporary society through a (CDA) approach to linguistic enquiry at a micro textual level to express the relationship between three broader levels of social phenomena: the social action (a civil trial), the social institution (the legal establishment) and the social formation (the ideologies that inform and underlie the legal institution and the social events that take place in it). CDA does not solely interpret texts, but also explains them. Therefore, an awareness of unequal relations of power in institutional context involving hierarchical dimensions of domination and subordination, and a consciousness of how language contributes to the domination of some people by others is the first step towards emancipation.

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