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Hamedi Shirvan Z, Pahlevan-nezhad M R. An Analysis of the Biased Representation of Syria’s Crisis in the West’s news resources. IQBQ. 2015; 6 (5) :147-168
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-14-9467-en.html
1- Ph.D. in Linguistics, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
2- Associate Professor of Linguistics, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
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This study aims at analyzing the representation of the tension of Syria in some newspapers and news resources related to the Western world. The theoretical framework in this study is Thompson’s approach (1990) that mentions five general modes of operation of ideology and outlines a number of strategies appropriate to their symbolic expression. In data analysis it was found that the methods used in these texts are legitimation, reification, dissimulation and fragmentation; and the strategies are rationalization, expurgation of the other, euphemism, externalization, passivisation and nominalization. This shows that the newspapers and resources have reported the Syria’s events on the basis of their own opinions and ideologies and purposes; and they have emphasized on the schismatism and difference between people and groups; that is they somehow have distorted the reality and presented it as they themselves perceive it or want to perceive.  
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Discourse Analysis|The use of language
Received: 2013/10/25 | Accepted: 2014/02/5 | Published: 2015/11/22

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