AbstractThis research paper looks at the language use to exploit and propagate certain stereotypes imposing on
the parties involved in the institution of marriage. A critical discourse analysis with a field, tenor, mode
approach uncovers how bride and bridegroom are deprived of their consents on various issues and are
socially forced to accept the assumptions created by prevalent social norms. The study exposes how the
use of certain discourses and lexical choices restrict the participants to overlook or discard other options
which could be otherwise legally and religiously granted to them. The study emphasizes that the current
marriage certificate (Nikah Nama) needs to be thoroughly revised in order to eliminate language
exploitation and allow both parties to be well aware and exercise their rights before giving their consent
in good faith, predetermined by the social taboos.
1-Jabreel Asghar Faculty Member, Higher Colleges of Technology, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
KeywordsCDA, Stereotype Reinforcement, Language and Power, Biased Language, Gender Perspectives
Volume & IssueVI - III