Volume 21 No 2 (2023)
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A Pragmatic Study of Sarcasm in Donald Trump’s Facebook Posts
Huda Hashem Salman, Dr. Musaab A. Raheem Al-Khazaali
Sarcasm is a language phrase that conveys the polar opposite of what is being said, generally something highly unpleasant to offend or mock somebody. Sarcasm is widely used on social media platforms every day. Because sarcasm may change the meaning of a statement, the opinion analysis procedure is prone to errors. Concerns about the integrity of analytics have grown as the usage of automated social media analysis tools has expanded. In this research paper, we will tackle sarcasm in terms of, pragma linguistic strategies, and within these strategies, the use of some components are used with regard to clarifying the different usages of sarcasm based on these strategies. The use of speech act is clearly there in terms of macro and micro. Also, the use of presupposition is mentioned as well, and Grice Maxims is used in terms of its four types. The data which the model uses to analyze is mainly from the comments of President Donald Trump’s speeches on Facebook on various subjects concerning Americans with regard to the above strategies.
arcasm, pragma linguistic, speech acts, macro of speech acts, micro of speech acts, Facebook.
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