Alaa Muhammad
Senior Translator and Interpreter
Senior Instructor of Arabic As a Second Language
Graduate Researcher at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


This article is a very basic introduction to a suggested model intended to make easy for researchers concerned with Arab political discourse to systematically analyze written and spoken discourses of individual politicians and political parties in the Arab World. This is rather important because in the aftermath of the Arab Spring the political scene in the Arab World has witnessed a staggering deal of schism which went against almost all the deeply-rooted precepts of the Arab society. There surfaced a great deal of polarization which, fueled by a chronic craving for political influence during the following few months, turned into a notorious ongoing scenario of partisan contention, nationalistic enmity and sectarian clashes. That being the case, it constantly appeared to me that all the political players in the Arab World were -and still are- intentionally and unintentionally involved in a process of political rivalry that dates back to far before the Arab Spring.

Keywords: Arab Spring, Critical Discourse Analysis CDA, Defamation, Elections, Other-Representation, Political Discourse Analysis PDA, Prejudice


Arab Political Scare Tactics: A Suggested Model for Analysis