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Gohari S, Aghagolzadeh F, Ameri H. A Contrastive Analysis of Reformists and Fundamentalists Press Texts Related to USA in Nuclear Talks: A Critical Discourse Analysis Approach Based on Van Leeuwen’s Socio-Semantic Model of Social Actors 2008. IQBQ. 2017; 24 (4) :17-32
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-27-25387-en.html
1- Science and Research Branch of Azad University of Tehran
2- Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran , ferdowsg@yahoo.com
3- Center for Persian Language and Literature, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (343 Views)
In this article, a contrastive analysis of reformists and fundamentalists’ press texts, related to nuclear talks has been performed in specific periods of time, before and after the last round of nuclear talks between Islamic Republic of Iran and the 5+1 group, especially the United States’ related texts in Iran’s Persian newspapers as representatives of the two opposite discourses, from the perspective of the Critical Discourse Analysis approach by using socio-semantic features of Van Leeuwen’s model (2008). This study goes beyond the structural description of the discourse practices and examines the ways through which a system and structure make possible a special type of action. To do so, discursive texts of the two Iranian Persian publications belonging to two rival groups: E’temad as the representative of reformists and Keyhan, the fundamentalists’ representative, have been analyzed, both qualitatively and quantitatively. In response to the research questions (How is the linguistic realization of the discursive structures performed in the given texts? And are Socio-Semantic features determined by power relations?)The result shows that the opposite ideologies dominating the minds of journalists of the two political groups are reflected in the texts and statistical analysis of the corpus also states that the Socio-Semantic features are determined by different ideologies, related to power relations. In other words, language   and   discourse   at underlying levels are laden with ideology, power relations and dominance, and at surface levels, with discursive features and structures. 
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Received: 2018/09/23 | Accepted: 2018/09/23 | Published: 2018/09/23

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