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Hamid Reza Dowlatabadi

Hamid Reza Dowlatabadi

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7763-6678
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 57188754727
Faculty: Literature and Languages
Address: Arak University
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Research

Title
A critical discourse analysis on newspapers: The case study of nuclear program of Iran
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
critical discourse analysis; discursive strategies; ideology; micro-strategies; macro-strategies
Year
2015
Journal International Journal of Research Studies in Education
DOI
Researchers Hamid Reza Dowlatabadi

Abstract

This study tried to make a comparative study between two daily English newspapers of Los Angeles Times and Tehran Times in terms of representing negotiations of nuclear program of Iran. To this end, 8 reports in relation to the negotiations of nuclear program of Iran were gathered from the websites of two newspapers which were grouped and analyzed in terms of the utilized discursive strategies resorting to the discursive micro and macro-strategies suggested by Van Dijk (2000). In order to have more dependable results, the gathered data was numerated and tabulated. The results of the study showed that the Los Angeles Times tended to utilize the Authoritative, Explanation, Evidentiality and Counterfactual discursive strategies; whereas, the Tehran Times utilized the Actor Description, Hyperbole, Lexicalization, Repetition and Situation Description discursive strategies.