IJSSH 2012 Vol.2(6): 529-532 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2012.V2.163

Discourse Analysis: Personal Pronouns in Oprah Winfrey Hosting Queen Rania of Jordan

Hala El Saj

Abstract—The aim of this article is to explore the use of subjects in Oprah Winfrey hosting Queen Rania of Jordan. Subjects were examined from critical discourse analysis approach, focusing on speech function. The transcript of the episode was analyzed to investigate the personal pronouns used by Oprah and her guest throughout the conversation. The results suggest that by using pronouns, Oprah Winfrey copes to represent herself and others, proving that the choice of words specifically pronouns is one of the main factors in maintaining a good interchange in a conversation activity.

Index Terms—Oprah winfrey, queen rania of jordan, discourse analysis, speech function, pronoun system.

Hala El Saj is with Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (usek), Kaslik, Lebanon (e-mail: hala_saj@hotmail.com)

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Cite: Hala El Saj, "Discourse Analysis: Personal Pronouns in Oprah Winfrey Hosting Queen Rania of Jordan," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 529-532, 2012.

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