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Title: Representation of muslims-american in Barrack Obama’s speech at islamic society of baltimore, maryland mosque on February 3, 2016: a critical discourse analysis
Authors: Anisha Meydi Sawitri
Advisors: Muhammad Farkhan
Keywords: CDA, representation, religion muslims-american speech, president extremist group ISIS hate crimes
Issue Date: 20-Mar-2017
Publisher: UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora, 2017
Abstract: This research is about Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of the President of the United States Barrack Obama’s speech at the Islamic Society of Baltimore in Maryland mosque. It is a qualitative research method with descriptive design and method by Norman Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis theory. The Fairclough’s CDA consists of three elements: text, discourse practice, and sociocultural practice. This research is aimed to describe and reveal the representation toward Muslims-American in the United States by interpreting the speech text of Obama. Based on the data analysis, the writer selected 18 from 69 paragraph as final data. Then, the main issues that writer analyzed are Muslim representation in America, hate crimes against religions, and the Extremist group (ISIS). The researcher finds that Barrack Obama as the speaker represents Muslim-American in the Positive perspective which is seen by the sentences that arise to fix the misunderstand about Muslim-American. He also gives solutions to fight the extremist group who wants to propagate the nation. In short, this research concludes that speaker tries to hold on in the principal of religious freedom to make the United States stronger without any distraction from the threat of terrorism.
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