THE USE OF PERSONAL PRONOUN AS A RHETORICAL STRATEGY IN SUSILO BAMBANG YUDHOYONO’S PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH TEXT AT THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Rosyida Ekawati

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This paper concerns with the Indonesian presidential speech in international forum. It examines the use of personal pronoun in political discourse of president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s  in United Nations forum, especially at the General Debate of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. It was his last chance as the president to deliver his presidential speech at the UN forum. It is descriptive qualitative to deal with the complexities of meanings in social contexts.  In collecting data, the writer uses document method, by reading and re-reading the text, selecting and collecting the data, classifying the personal pronoun, and coding the data. In analyzing data, procedures are finding the types of the personal pronoun used in the speech, describing and explaining the personal pronoun used, and drawing the conclusion based on the data analysis. From the perspective of personal pronoun, the speech text is analyzed to establish how the president associates with and dissociates from actions taken by himself or his officers and Indonesian people at different times and spaces. It can be understood that by locating personal pronoun for certain intended references, the president tries to distinguish and emphazise his action from others. The president also tries to seek his domination on an extraordinary effort to solve the problem in order to convince the audience.

Key words: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, personal pronoun, president, speech, United Nations

 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20961/pras.v0i0.1638

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