From ”Illegal Immigrant” to ”Criminal Alien”

Iben Cort Eiby

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The apparent rhetorical change in the present representation of immigrants in the United States is the starting point of this paper. A speech given in 2006 by President George W. Bush and speech in 2016 by presidential candidate Donald Trump will be subject to a critical discourse analysis with a view to answer the question, “how does language systematically work to represent such different views on immigrants by two members of the same party over a period of ten years?”. Norman Furlough’s Three Dimensional Model will serve as theoretical framework. The linguistic tools of Lesley Jeffries and Stuart Hall’s theory of “The Spectacle of the Other” are the methodical and theoretical approaches used in the analysis.

UddannelserEngelsk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato15 aug. 2017
VejledereAnne Fabricius


  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Cultural Representation