A critical discourse analysis of stance and engagement markers in English and Arabic newspaper opinion articles in 2016

Other Title(s)

تحليل خطاب نقدي لعلامات الموقفية و التعاشق في مقالات الرأي الصحفية الإنجليزية و العربية لعام 2016

Author

al-Rikabi, Amjad Kazim Ubayd

Source

Journal of University of Babylon for Humanities

Issue

Vol. 28, Issue 4 (30 Apr. 2020), pp.182-194, 13 p.

Publisher

University of Babylon

Publication Date

2020-04-30

Country of Publication

Iraq

No. of Pages

13

Main Topic

Languages
Media and Communication

Abstract EN

The present study investigates the use of stance and engagement markers in English and Arabic newspaper opinion articles.

This study is based on the assumption that written texts of any kind represent some kind of interaction between writers and their potential readers.

Interaction between the text producers and text receivers is achieved by the employment of stance and engagement markers.

These markers are considered as a main factor in constructing successful arguments for these persuasive texts (newspaper opinion articles).

They are the main tools in conveying the writers' attitudes about what is being written and guiding the readers throughout the texts.

The main objectives of this study are to identify stance and engagement markers in both English and Arabic opinion articles and to contrast their use bothqualitatively and quantitatively.

To this effect, a total of twenty opinion articles (ten English and ten Arabic) are analyzed adopting the analytical model of Hyland.

The results demonstrate that writers of both English and Arab opinion articlesemploy stance and engagement markers in their persuasive writing.

Quantitatively speaking, the results show that the total tokens of these markers in the English datum are (210) and (211) in the Arabic datum.

This indicates that these resources are used equally across the two sets of corpora.

However, frequency variation is noticed in the employment of the sub-categories of stance and engagement markers across them.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Rikabi, Amjad Kazim Ubayd. 2020. A critical discourse analysis of stance and engagement markers in English and Arabic newspaper opinion articles in 2016. Journal of University of Babylon for Humanities،Vol. 28, no. 4, pp.182-194.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1238285

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Rikabi, Amjad Kazim Ubayd. A critical discourse analysis of stance and engagement markers in English and Arabic newspaper opinion articles in 2016. Journal of University of Babylon for Humanities Vol. 28, no. 4 (2020), pp.182-194.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1238285

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Rikabi, Amjad Kazim Ubayd. A critical discourse analysis of stance and engagement markers in English and Arabic newspaper opinion articles in 2016. Journal of University of Babylon for Humanities. 2020. Vol. 28, no. 4, pp.182-194.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1238285

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes appendix : p. 194

Record ID

BIM-1238285