Analyzing Tweets of Global Political Figures: Appraising Public Response to the Imran Khan’s Incident of November 2022


  • Humera Faraz Air University, Islamabad
  • Kiran Almas Air University, Islamabad
  • Kainat Noor Air University, Islamabad


 Appraisal analysis  Twitter  Social media  Opinion,  Attitude markers  Imran Khan


Social media platforms are used by people to interact with one another, express their emotions, and participate in public discourse. For individuals who want to interpret public opinion from tweets, it is
crucial to evaluate social media sites. This article is an analysis of the tweets of a Pakistani political figure, the ex-prime minister. Taking the elements of appraisal
theory (Martin, et al., 2005) into account, this research aims to explore the evaluative language used by the office holders of several countries around the globe. Tweets in the media reflect the ideology of the political parties through reference to the murder attempt on
Imran Khan. Appraisal theories claim emotions are produced when certain appraisals are performed (Arnold, 1960a). A process of evaluation and subsequent emotion is frequently brought on by the
occurrence of an event since the perceptual system is built to recognize change (Ornstein, 1991). The findings
offer evidence of the maximum use of negative affect, an element of the attitude part of the theory used for this
research, because they deal with the personal emotions with regard to the incident such as Appalled," “feeling
ill," "unaccepted," "shocked," "tragic," "horrifying," "condemned," "terrible,” etc.



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How to Cite

Humera Faraz, Kiran Almas, & Kainat Noor. (2024). Analyzing Tweets of Global Political Figures: Appraising Public Response to the Imran Khan’s Incident of November 2022. Erevna: Journal of Linguistics and Literature, 7(2), 41-55. Retrieved from