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Mousa Ahmadian

Mousa Ahmadian

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9608-8737
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 37053495200
Faculty: Literature and Languages
Address: Arak University
Phone: 086-33135111

Research

Title
A Critical Discourse Analysis of The Los Angeles Times and Tehran Times on the Representation of Iran‟s Nuclear Program
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
newspapers, critical discourse analysis, Iran’s nuclear program, ideology
Year
2014
Journal theory and practice in language studies
DOI
Researchers Mousa Ahmadian ، Elham Farahani

Abstract

This study aims to investigate how ideological differences manifest themselves in the discourse of The Los Angeles Times and Tehran Times dealing with Iran’s nuclear program to have a wake-up call about the power of language in changing one’s view about the events. After the critical analyses of six news reports based on van Dijk’s (2000) framework, it was found that the two newspapers represent the same issues differently, according to their different ideologies by using two macro-strategies of positive self-presentation and negative other-presentation which are realized by other discursive strategies such as: lexicalization, presupposition, consensus, hyperbole, illegality and disclaimer. Some implications of the findings are suggested.