PEACE ACCORDS BETWEEN UAE AND ISRAEL IN THE AMERICAN MEDIA: A PRAGMA-STYLISTIC STUDY
Keywords:Political texts, Pragma-stylistics, speech acts, deixis, Grice ’s maxims and im/politeness strategies.
The present study is concerned with analyzing "Peace Accords between UAE and Israel in the American Media" pragma-stylistically. It aims at investigating the use and frequencies of the pragmatic components, namely, politeness strategies and Grice's maxims which are utilized by the speakers/writers of the political texts of the selected American media. A model is proposed by the study to conduct a qualitative pragma-stylistic analysis consisting of Grice’s (1975) cooperative principle, Brown and Levinson’s (1987) politeness strategies and Martin’s(2014) figures of speech. Frequencies and percentages are also utilized to calculate the results quantitatively.
The analysis of the data shows that the pragmatic components which characterize the pragmatic style of the texts of these media are the positive politeness, flouting the maxim of quality. The results reveal that implicature plays a great role in the texts of these media.