Examining the Speeches of Imran Khan (Ex-Pakistani Premier) After Regime Change Operation Through Fairclough’s Critical Discourse Analysis Technique


  • Fakiraha Batool Kazmi Post Graduate Student, Department of English Government College University Women Faisalabad, Pakitan
  • Zahida Hussain Assistant Professor, Department of English Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • Syed Waqas Ahmad Professor/Chairman, Department of Chemical, Polymer and Process Engineering, Faisalabad Campus University of Engineering and Technology Lahore




Stylistic Techniques, Regime Change, Rhetoric Devices, Fairclough’s Model, Critical Discourse Analysis


The primary aim of this study is to investigate the descriptive, interpretative, and discursive elements present in the speeches of Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, following the regime change operation. The study will center on a thorough analysis of the language employed in these speeches to expose the underlying ideological influences shaping the narratives. Additionally, it seeks to provide valuable insights into the personal ideologies held by the speaker. Data for this research is collected from electronic media sources and analysed utilizing Fairclough's model of critical discourse analysis, incorporating a mixed-method approach to ensure a comprehensive data analysis comprising of both qualitative and quantitative techniques to gain an inclusive understanding of the speeches and conveyed ideologies. Qualitative analysis involves close reading to identify themes, rhetorical devices, and linguistic strategies used by politicians, revealing narrative structures and ideological foundations. Quantitative methods complement these findings, measuring linguistic patterns like word frequency, sentiment analysis, and rhetorical tropes to provide empirical evidence and enhance the study's rigor and validity.


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Fakiraha Batool Kazmi, Zahida Hussain, & Syed Waqas Ahmad. (2024). Examining the Speeches of Imran Khan (Ex-Pakistani Premier) After Regime Change Operation Through Fairclough’s Critical Discourse Analysis Technique. Inception - Journal of Languages and Literature, 3(2), 67–92. https://doi.org/10.36755/ijll.v3i2.81