Analysis of the Prime Minster Abdulla Hamdok’s Speech from Rhetoric and Linguistic Perspective
The study analyzes the speech of the Prime Minster Abdulla Hamdok at United Nations General Assembly which has four parts, namely, the prologue, the narrative, the proof, and the epilogue from rhetorical and linguistics perspective. It explains the term rhetoric, political discourse and enumerates the rhetorical devices. It is based on rhetoric framework following Aristotle's three-stage model entailing three proofs: pathos which stimulates emotion, ethos which entails credibility and logos which appeals logic. The study investigates the formulation of Hamdok’s speech topics which compromises issues about Sudan’s peaceful revolution, the support from international community, fostering educational system and health care from human resources investment perspective, activating the women role in the government and erasing the name of Sudan from the roster of countries supported and sponsored terrorism. The examination of Hamdok’s speech reveals that he implements the three proofs of rhetoric; he arranges his speech as dramatic plot; he uses various rhetoric devices, various sentences length, formal Arabic and past simple, modality and future form.