Research Article

Challenges and Failures in the Contemporary Arab Discourse


  • Wafa Alkhatib Faculty of Arts, AL-Zaytoonah University, Amman, Jordan
  • Mohammad Al-Qudah Faculty of Arts, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan


This research deals with the challenges and defeats faced by the contemporary Arab discourse in all its forms and aspects, especially as it is experiencing a strong crisis between international and regional inconsistencies, produced by the forces of globalization and its uneasy pressures. Our basic thesis in this article can be summarized as follows. First, we argue that, can we say that the contemporary Arab discourse is dependent on the other, or is it a slave to the makers of globalization?  Second, Does the Arab discourse in the present era issued by the same reference that was issued several decades ago, or is it reconsidering this reference to adapt to the circumstances and developments surrounding it? Or is it adapted between its Arab privacy, which starts from the constants and references that differ from our Arab reality and does not apply to our problems? To prove this, the article tries to shed the light on the credibility of the Arab political discourse, which constitutes a set of theoretical theses and hypothetical perceptions concerned with the author of the discourse only. It tries to reveal that the Arab political discourse does not touch the principle of practical application, as the recipients of political discourse feel disappointed and discredited because the author of the discourse derives his power from his authority and not from the authority of the masses, and loyalty is an absolute loyalty for him.

Article information


International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation

Volume (Issue)

4 (6)





How to Cite

Alkhatib, W. ., & Al-Qudah, M. . (2021). Challenges and Failures in the Contemporary Arab Discourse. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 4(6), 202–210.



Arab discourse, breakdowns, challenges, contemporary