Impoliteness in Egyptian Political Campaign Discourse: A Pragmatic Analysis of Mousa-Aboulfotouh Presidential Debate
May Samir Mahmoud El-Falaky

This article is intended to analyze verbal impoliteness in the first and only Egyptian televised presidential debate. The objective of this article is to examine how impoliteness strategies are indirectly utilized by the presidential candidates Mousa and Aboul fotouh. The analysis pinpoints the intended implications resulting from this linguistic phenomenon. The study is capitalized on Culpeper's Theory of Impoliteness (1996, 2005) as its framework to deduce how impoliteness can intentionally be used to save/threaten the face of competing politicians.

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