Linguistic representation of ideological strategies in two Iranian newspapers written in English

Shokouhi, Hossein and Moazed, Raha 2017, Linguistic representation of ideological strategies in two Iranian newspapers written in English, Australian journal of linguistics, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 127-155, doi: 10.1080/07268602.2017.1239520.

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Title Linguistic representation of ideological strategies in two Iranian newspapers written in English
Author(s) Shokouhi, HosseinORCID iD for Shokouhi, Hossein
Moazed, Raha
Journal name Australian journal of linguistics
Volume number 37
Issue number 2
Start page 127
End page 155
Total pages 29
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2017-02-01
ISSN 0726-8602
Keyword(s) critical discourse analysis
language education
Summary The present study investigates ideological strategies mainly embodied in X-phemism in light of Van Dijk’s and Charteris-Black’s frameworks of the construction of reality in news reports. To this aim, a representative sample of 239 news reports was selected for a one-year period (end of January 2010 to end of January 2011) from two Iranian newspapers published in English—the Tehran Times and Kayhan International. A total of 11,938 strategies from 10,676 clauses in these newspapers were analyzed, both quantitatively in terms of frequency of occurrence for each strategy, and qualitatively for the reason of occurrence. Findings have revealed that both news outlets contain a wide range of ideological strategies, among which Objectivity with its sub-strategies, Negative and Positive Lexicalization as part of metaphor, and Exaggeration/Hyperbole were the most frequent whereas Counterfactuals, Openness/Honesty and Irony had the lowest frequencies. The quantitative and qualitative findings are discussed in the result and discussion sections.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/07268602.2017.1239520
Field of Research 17 Psychology And Cognitive Sciences
20 Language, Communication And Culture
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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