Discursive and Phonetic Analysis of Muniba Mazari Bloch’s Speech

We All Are Perfectly Imperfect


  • Mehak Shehzadi Research Scholar, English Department, University of Sahiwal
  • Azra Khanam Research Assistant, English Department, University of Sahiwal
  • Shabbir Ahmad Assistant Professor, English Department, University of Sahiwal


motivational speech, sound patterns, supra segmental features, systemic functional linguistics, discourse


Presently, the Critical Discourse Analysis has developed differently and entered into a new phase. We find not only articles on Critical Discourse Analysis in academic journals but many speeches on online sources too. We see discursive videos and speeches on YouTube, TV and other digital platforms. One of the speeches that we come across is a motivational speech. This study presents the functional linguistic analysis of the famous motivational speech of Muniba Mazari Bloch, “We All Are Perfectly Imperfect” using the qualitative approach to explore the discursive use of sound patterns by Muniba Mazari Bloch. This analysis aims to shed light on the speech management by Mazari to inspire her listeners by the insightful selection and deployment of particular speech sounds, speech pragmatics, and rhythmic patterns. Research has been conducted using the M.A.K Halliday’s theory of Systemic Functional Linguistics which is based on the functions performed by the linguistic expressions in certain societal contexts/settings. The findings show that Muniba Mazari Bloch employs particular phonological style and supra segmental features of language to have an impact on the people who get influenced and inspired by her motivational speech. This study is useful for understanding the implicit interests of the speaker with the use of elegant speech phrases and the phonetic schemes to control the minds of her listeners.

Author Biography

Azra Khanam, Research Assistant, English Department, University of Sahiwal









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