The Speech Acts of Warning in Presidential Speech

Abstract

Presidential speeches are complex; they are planned and written to suit the mood of certain audience. The theme in such speeches remains the significant factor in making the addressee pay his/her overall attention to the speaker convinced that what the speaker is going to say is for his/her sake. The problem of discussing such kind of speech is the linguistic and pragmatic aspect of language. The context of situation has its role in interpreting the pragmatic aspects employed in the text. It is the most essential and interesting factor in revealing intended messages said by the speaker/writer. The use of speech acts is one of the important factors upon which the speaker can rely to arrive at the deep meaning intended beyond the apparent one. Politicians usually use many linguistic aspects to express illocutionary forces but the most common type is modal + operator + infinitive.