A Study on the Concept of Third Place in Donald Trump's Speech at Riyadh Summit on May 2017



  • Eman Hijazi MA in Linguistics and Translation, The Islamic University, Gaza Palestine.


Trump’s speech, concept of third place, first person pronoun, intertextuality


The current study investigates the concept of third place in the 47 American President Donald Trump’s speech at the Islamic summit held in Riyadh in May 2017. The researcher intends to examine if his speech includes some features of third-place or not. To achieve the study's aims, the researcher investigates the following topics related to Trump's speech in Riyadh if Donald Trump succeeded in using and applying the third place and its approaches to persuade them for pure and seamless reconciliation. The result shows some third-place features, such as the full awareness of the historical roots of tensions between the West and Muslim countries. The use of the first-person pronouns (Agency) refers to Trump’s declaration on several occasions that Islam is the religion of terrorism, and extremism needed to be faced. Moreover, Trump used techniques to approach the Muslim world throughout the third pace, such as logic and avoidance techniques and intertextuality.


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How to Cite

Hijazi, E. (2021). A Study on the Concept of Third Place in Donald Trump’s Speech at Riyadh Summit on May 2017. Linguistic Forum - A Journal of Linguistics, 3(1), 6–10. https://doi.org/10.53057/linfo/2021.3.1.2