Discourse Strategies in the Story of Prophet Yusuf (Peace Be upon Him)
Discourse is communication of thought by words; talk; conversation; a formal discussion of a subject in speech or writing. Linguistics: any unit of connected speech or writing longer than a sentence. Depending on authority and purpose, discourse strategies are divided into: solidarity, persuasive, advisory, and implicit strategies. The present aimed to define the kinds of discourse strategies, according to Ben Dhafer al-Shahri then analyzes the story of Yusuf - Peace Be upon Him - and among tale characters through analyzing the discourse strategies. The main findings of this thesis is that among the discourse strategies, solidarity and then persuasive strategy have been used more than any other strategies.