Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2015
Volume: 10
Issue: 12
Page No. 968 - 978

Description and Analysis of America’s Representation Iniranian Newspapers Before and after Beginning Final 5+1 Nuclear Talks: Critical Discourse Analysis Approach (Van Leeuwen 2008)

Authors : Shirin Gohari, Ferdows Aghagolzadeh and Hayat Ameri

Abstract: Present study, pays to the different representations of the United States, in specific periods of time, before and after beginning the last round of nuclear talks between Islamic Republic of Iran and 5+1 group, especially America’s related texts, in Iranian Persian publications 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 in 2008. To do so, a selection of discursive texts of the two Iranian Persian publications belonging to two competitor groups: Etemad as the representative of reformists and Keyhan, the fundamentalists’ representative, have been analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively. The result indicated although the representation type is highly related to the ideology dominating the minds of the writers of the two political groups reflected in the texts, yet all statistical analysis of the corpus shows that the representations has been changed from a hostile to an amicable style by the initiation of the last round of nuclear talks and it has been perceived that the ideology dominating on the minds of the writers belonging to two competitor political wings, has been reflected in the texts by using discursive socio-semantic features like activation, backgrounding, personalization, personalization, differentiation and in differentiation, etc. This study’s finding also states that socio-semantic features are determined by different ideologies, related to power relations and different representations can be explored, described and clarified through the kinds of features applied in the press texts.

How to cite this article:

Shirin Gohari, Ferdows Aghagolzadeh and Hayat Ameri, 2015. Description and Analysis of America’s Representation Iniranian Newspapers Before and after Beginning Final 5+1 Nuclear Talks: Critical Discourse Analysis Approach (Van Leeuwen 2008). Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 10: 968-978.

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