Tag Archives: discourse analysis; lexical cohesion; beyond cohesion; Shoura council

Discourse Analysis in Selected Articles of Saudi Women’s Empowerment (Published)

In Saudi Arabia, women receive genuine appreciation for their inherent high qualities, thus being instrumental in bringing change in the way women behave in the eyes of the public. The data collections are selected articles about agreeing Saudi women to be members of the Shoura Council for the first time on January 11, 2013. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, delivered a momentous decree to give the opportunity for Saudi women to exercise their talents as effectively as their male counterparts and to go out of their comfort zones, away from the luxuries of their homes, trying to earn a living and carve their names in their respective careers.  Cohesive devices of lexical cohesion and beyond cohesion of Salkie’s (1995) are used for the data analysis. The findings show that by using lexical and beyond cohesion, Saudi women’s empowerment is served to transform their lives for the better and elevate them to a higher status to showcase their great potential.

Keywords: discourse analysis; lexical cohesion; beyond cohesion; Shoura council