The attitudinal analysis of speeches delivered by Noam Chomsky and Shah Mahmood Qureshi at United Nation
Keywords:Attitudinal resources, Appraisal theory, Systematic Functional Linguistics, Noam Chomsky and Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s
The paper investigates the attitudinal resources of speeches delivered at UNO during the Israel-Palestine Conflict. The study aims to investigate the use of interpersonal functions in speeches and how language resources are used to organise affect, judgment, and appreciation. In these circumstances, the language used by politicians and public figures played a significant role in highlighting the issue and influencing the audience. In total, two speeches were taken that were delivered by Noam Chomsky and Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the United Nations in 2014 and 2021, respectively. The qualitative method was used in this study, and the appraisal theory by Martin and White (2005) was applied to selected speeches. Findings show that appreciation and affect are mostly used by both speakers, and the least used resource was judgment, as the main aim of speeches was to highlight the ongoing incident. This shows that various resources are used by speakers to convey attitudes and negotiate relationships.