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A Critical Discourse Analysis of Cognitive Manipulation in Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Infidel
Authors: ايمن محمد محمد مصطفي عبد ربه
Year: 2016
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The study investigates the cognitive strategies Ayaan Hirsi Ali applies to manipulate herreaders' cognition through her Infidel(2007) to produce Islamophobic accounts. To achieve that, the study links the three notions of Islamophobia, language and cognition to each other. When taking the constructive nature of language into account, the negative image of Islam and Muslims is conceived through language. The study applies Critical Discourse Analysis(CDA) totheorizecognitive manipulation in discourse.More specifically, the study selects van Dijk's Sociocognitive Approach (SCA) to reveal how readers' cognitions are manipulatedthrough discourse.To conduct the process of producing stereotypes, the study applies Paul Danler's Lexical Semantic Bipolarity in parallel to van Dijk's Positive Self-Presentation and Negative Other-Presentationas well as Argumentation-Conclusion Pattern.The study's main questions are four: Which argumentative strategies Ali applies to manipulate Short Term Memory (STM), Long Term Memory (LTM) and Social cognition within the Third Degree of Polarization (TDP), Second Degree of Polarization(SDP),

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