Arab News and Conflict

A multidisciplinary discourse study

Samia Bazzi | Lebanese University, Beirut
ISBN 9789027206251 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027288806 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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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 conflict 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 offers 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 conflict 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.

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“Through a carefully woven framework of multidisciplinary discourse analysis Bazzi takes the reader on a fascinating journey through written news reports of various incidents and events relating to the conflict. [...] This is a book that will appeal to linguists and political analysts, and those with a more general interest in the nexus between language and power. Bazzi demonstrates how journalistic and translation strategies can influence an interpretation or presentation of events in even the most subtle ways, and how ideological and other factors will inevitably come into play in the representation of events with such a highly charged political history. By interpreting her data within a very solid framework of various discourse strategies Bazzi has succeeded in tackling a topic of immense importance.”
“[...] I found this book a source of inspiration for understanding language as a political phenomenon, and the interdependence between social context and political discourse. Moreover, the author [...] has endeavoured to propose a unique model of applied analysis of political discourse. [...] The work presented here is addressed to a large public that includes researchers but also students and news media professionals.”
“The realm of media discourse can benefit greatly from books such as [this] that incorporate research from the onset of the writing of a story all the way to its publication and reception by the public, both in print and online.”
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