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Manufacturing Ideology in Mediated Discourse: A Cognitive Approach to the Critical Discourse Analysis of Politics and Ideology


Abstract This study tests the hypothesis and assumption of much critical scholarship that the discourse of mass media news transmits prejudicial ideologies to news consumers, influencing the way they think about social justice issues and non-dominant groups in American society, including immigrants, women, and African-Americans. Taking off from the motivations and premises of Critical Discourse Analysis concerning language, power, and ideology, this study aims to extend that paradigm in several ways by applying the analytic techniques of cognitive and critical linguistics to uncover implicit representations in biased discourse. This study also goes beyond previous work by examining the reader comments on media texts to understand how the media’s dis... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor TAHA, TAHSEEN (Author) / Adams, Karen (Advisor) / Gelderen, Elly Van (Committee member) / James, Mark (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Linguistics / Applied Linguistics / Cognitive Critical Discourse Analysis / Critical Discourse Analysis / Discourse Analysis
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 414 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Doctoral Dissertation English 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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