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dc.contributor.advisorBrustad, Kristen
dc.creatorAnderson, Kristine Ellenen
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-03T21:53:18Zen
dc.date.issued2012-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2012en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/22514en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, the issue of sexual harassment in Egyptian society has attracted a significant amount of media attention in the form of newspaper articles, academic studies, television discussion programs, social media campaigns, and blog posts. In this thesis, I examine the language used in samples taken from television discussion programs and videoblogs in which Arabic speakers directly address the topic of sexual harassment, which I term sexual harassment discourse. I analyze the linguistic characteristics of this discourse, with the aim of discovering how speakers make use of various linguistic tools to achieve a targeted reaction or desired response in their audience. I will demonstrate how these tools allow speakers to both achieve an emotional connection with their audience, which I term empathy, or to place themselves within a power hierarchy, which I term legitimacy. Ultimately, I will show that sexual harassment discourse is indicative of an emergent and innovative new kind of public discourse in Egypt.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectSociolinguisticsen
dc.subjectArabicen
dc.subjectEgypten
dc.subjectSexual harassmenten
dc.subjectLanguage ideologyen
dc.subjectArabic mediaen
dc.titleSexual harassment discourse in Egypt : a sociolinguistic analysisen
dc.date.updated2013-12-03T21:53:18Zen
dc.description.departmentMiddle Eastern Studiesen
thesis.degree.departmentMiddle Eastern Studiesen
thesis.degree.disciplineArabic Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
dc.embargo.terms5/1/2013en
dc.embargo.lift5/1/2013en


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