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Monday, 06 August 2012 09:45

Arab News and Conflic by Samia Bazzi

Arab News and Conflict

A multidisciplinary discourse study

Samia Bazzi

Lebanese University, Beirut



The Arab-Israeli struggle is not only a struggle over land, but a struggle over

language representations. Arab reporters as well as politicians believe that

their political discourses about the Middle East confl ict are objective, accurate,

and credible. Arab News and Conflict critically examines the role of language

in the representations of events and ideologies found in news media.

Drawing on socio-political-linguistic approaches combined with real-case studies,

the author off ers a unique discourse analysis model for analysing politically

sensitive language in the media.  The focus in this study is on the Arab media

discourse in times of confl ict with Israel and the US, spanning the years 2001

to 2009. Using rich examples from outspoken Arab media outlets, the study

explores ideological and language facts about the Arab-Israeli conflict.

This book is compelling reading for students and researchers of media and

cultural studies, discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, and translation. It is

of equal interest to political analysts, political speakers, journalists, and news

editors who need to understand more about the ideological function of the

language they use or the political-journalistic-linguistic nexus of power.

[Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, 34] 2009. xiv, 222 pp.

HB 978 90 272 0625 1 EUR 99.00


Table of contents


1. Introduction

Part I: Approaches to media discourse

2. A semiotic approach

3. An ideological approach

4. A critical discourse analysis approach

Part II: A model of analysis: Analysing Arab media discourse

5. Analysing the contextual factors

6. Analysing text strategy

Part III: Translation and media

7. Media translation and conflict




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