Unveiling Discursive Strategies and Ideologies: A Critical Analysis of Migration Discourse in Turkish Newspapers

Awham Rashid Mohammed (1)
(1) a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:19:"University Of Anbar";}, Iraq

Abstract

Abstract: The portrayal of migrants in media is frequently shaped by a variety of discursive strategies aimed at influencing public perception. This study delves into a comprehensive examination of the discursive strategies employed by two prominent Turkish newspapers, namely Daily Sabah and Duvar, as well as the underlying ideologies that drive the selection and utilization of such discursive strategies. The theoretical framework guiding this study draws upon Reisigl’s (2017) model, providing a structured approach for data analysis. The findings reveal that Daily Sabah strategically employs a spectrum of discursive strategies, including nomination, perspectivization, argumentation, intensification, predication, and mitigation. In contrast, Duvar newspaper predominantly utilizes predication, mitigation, intensification, and argumentation in their portrayal of migrants. The analysis highlights instances where both newspapers employ multiple discursive strategies within the same news discourse. This underscores the nuanced nature of media construction of discourses on migration. Crucially, the study discerns that the discursive strategies employed by the two newspapers serve distinct purposes and are underpinned by different ideologies. This nuanced exploration sheds light on the intricate relationship between media representation, discursive strategies, and ideological frameworks in shaping public perceptions of migration.

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Awham Rashid Mohammed
ed.awham.rasheed@uoanbar.edu.iq (Primary Contact)
Author Biography

Awham Rashid Mohammed, a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:19:"University Of Anbar";}

Awham Rashid Mohammed is a lecturer at English Department, College of Education for Humanities, University of Anbar

Mohammed, A. R. Unveiling Discursive Strategies and Ideologies: A Critical Analysis of Migration Discourse in Turkish Newspapers. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 24(3). https://doi.org/10.36923/jicc.v24i3.848

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