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The representation of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in British newspapers : a critical discourse analysis.

KhosraviNik, Majid (2010) The representation of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in British newspapers : a critical discourse analysis. Journal of Language and Politics, 9 (1). pp. 1-28.

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Abstract

The paper is a CDA investigation on discursive strategies employed by various British newspapers between 1996-2006 in the ways they represent refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants. The period covers several world events which have impacted such representation, creating a large number of articles on and/or about these groups. A combination of quantitative and qualitative down-sampling technique is then devised to restrict the number of articles to a sensitive sample which takes into account the newspapers' ideological stands; conservative/liberal, their types; quality/tabloid and the relevant world events. The paper discusses some of the salient issues in the ways these groups of people are represented in British newspapers during these 10 years and shows that despite differences — arising from differences in ideological viewpoints and their types — in some important ways all the newspapers contribute to construct refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in similar ways.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Language and Politics
Uncontrolled Keywords: CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS ; NEWSPAPERS ; MEDIA ; REFUGEES ; ASYLUM SEEKERS AND IMMIGRANTS
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 1875
Deposited By: Majid KhosraviNik
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2008 10:03
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:21
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1875

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