Speech Acts of the political left and right during 2021’s national strike in Colombia: Analyzing the tweets of Alvaro Uribe Velez and Gustavo Petro

Dora A. Ramírez-Vallejo, Freddy Santamaría-Velasco

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On April 28, 2021, a National Strike began in Colombia, in which protests were held against the measures being taken by the government of president Iván Duque Márquez. These manifestations lasted months, during which the most significant leaders of both, left-wing (Gustavo Petro) and right-wing (Alvaro Uribe Velez), took advantage of the political scene to demonstrate themselves through their Twitter accounts. This article aims to analyze the speech acts performed by those political figures between April 27 and 29 of 2021, that is, during the social mobilizations advanced during the strike. To do so, the authors use discourse analysis based on speech acts to be applied in the tweets of those leaders.
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Pages (from-to)103-131
Number of pages29
JournalLatin-American Journal of Discourse Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2022

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  • Artículos de investigación con calidad Q3

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