A Pragmatic Representation of Racist Sarcasm in Trump’s Announcement Speech


  • Prof. Fareed Hameed Al-Hindawi Department of English, College of Education, Islamic University, Najaf, Iraq
  • Ibtihal Abdul-Aziz Yousif Babylon General Directorate of Education




pragmatics, sarcasm, racism, impoliteness, ideology


This study is an attempt to pragmatically reveal how sarcasm is used by D. Trump to express and represent racism as an ideology in discourse. Trump’s Announcement Speech is purposefully chosen as the data of the current study because it is believed that issues related to racism are revealed through this speech. In other words, the study analyzes the pragmatic strategies used by President D. Trump in some excerpts taken from his speech where the expression of racism by the use of sarcasm is expected


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How to Cite

Al-Hindawi, F., and I. Yousif. “A Pragmatic Representation of Racist Sarcasm in Trump’s Announcement Speech”. Kufa Journal of Arts, vol. 1, no. 55, Mar. 2023, pp. 517-35, doi:10.36317/kaj/2023/v1.i55.11210.