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Ethnic Polarization in Kenya: Media Framing in Political Interviews

Authors Omoke, Lillian Kemunto1 Mberia, Hellen2 Jjuuko, Margaret3 Affiliation 1 University of Embu, P. O. Box 6 – 60100, Embu, Kenya 2 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, P. O. Box 62 000 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya 3 University of Rwanda, Gikondo Campus, P. O. Box 1514, Kigali City, Rwanda Abstract Ethnic polarization […]

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Manipulative Use of Affect and Evidential Markers in Legal Discourse

Author Moussa Sassi, Fatima Zohra Affiliation English Language department, Faculty of Letters, Arts and Human Siences, University of Sousse, Erriadh City 4023, Sousse, Tunisia Abstract The focus of this research is on discursive manipulation in legal discourse through affect and evidential markers (emotional, source, and reliability indicators). This paper is an attempt to answer this […]

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A multimodal analysis of memetic representation of individuals and institutions in Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari administration

Author Adebomi, Oluwayemisi Olusola Affiliation Department of General Studies, the Federal University of Technology Akure, P.M.B. 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria Abstract This study focuses on a linguistic and pictorial analysis of the way personalities and institutions in the present All Progressives Congress (APC) led national government in Nigeria are represented through social media memes. […]

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Axiological component in English language media texts

Author Nemtseva, Kristina Dmitrievna Affiliation Samara University of Public Administration “International Market Institute” Ulitsa Grigoriya Aksakova 21, Samara 443030, Russia Abstract The article considers the manifestation of the axiological component and establishes the means of expression of evaluation in the English-language media texts. As a result of the analysis, the author proves that evaluation is […]

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Means of representing a male assaulter and a female victim in media texts

Author Filatova, Alina Mikhailovna Affiliation Samara University of Public Administration “International Market Institute” Ulitsa Grigoriya Aksakova 21, Samara 443030, Russia Abstract The article deals with lexical means of representation of male assaulter and female victim images in English-language media texts covering sexual scandals. The sexual scandal stems from gender conflict, which is based on relations […]

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Discourse strategies and politeness in academic discourse

Author Maya Khemlani David Affiliation Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, Malaysia Abstract This paper examines the discourse strategies used in academic discourse in a professional setting. The study analyzes the politeness strategies used to show agreement and disagreement in an academic discourse specifically in an international conference where researchers gather together to […]

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Veiled trails of threat in the language of advertisements: a discourse analysis of a military job advertisement

Author1 Biook Behnam Affiliation Azarbaijan University of Tarbiat Moallem, Tabriz, Iran Author2 Davud Kuhi Affiliation Islamic Azad University, Maragheh, Iran Abstract The discourse employed in military job advertisements usually resorts to persuasive strategies that are absent in other job advertisements. Lack of public interest for military jobs, especially due to the potential risks inherent in […]

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Gender stereotypes in Malaysian parliamentary debates

Author1 Maya Khemlani David Affiliation Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Author2 Yeok Meng Ngeow Affiliation Section for Co-curricular Courses, External Faculty Electives & TITAS, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Abstract This study sets out to examine the level of sensitivity towards gender in political discourse in Parliament in […]

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Legal narrative in court judgments: Hegemonic construction of reality

Author1 Le Cheng Affiliation City University of Hong Kong Author2 King Kui Sin Affiliation City University of Hong Kong Author3 Jian Li Affiliation City University of Hong Kong Abstract Narrative has been studied in various disciplines, which contributes to the analysis of legal narratives. The paper makes an attempt to understand legal narrative mainly from […]