English Department, Faculty of Humanities, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Isfahan, Iran (firstname.lastname@example.org)
English Department, Faculty of Humanities, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Isfahan, Iran (email@example.com)
Language is an influential instrument which can control people’s points of view. Newspapers are considered as one of the effective means to transfer information.This study has been planned to investigate Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) approach to the representation of ideology in three main English newspapers published in Iran, namely Tehran Times, Iran Daily, and Iran News. The aim of this study is to see how the discourse features are manipulated in the construction of the content of the social issues and to recognize the ideology reproduced by the print media. To achieve the aim, the theory and procedures of CDA as well as three aspects of the macro-structural level and three facets of the micro-structural level of discourse of both headlines and news stories were analyzed .The findings of the present study imply that media not only express societal events and realities but also mark clearly the ideologies behind the specific news. The results of the content analysis also reveal that there are slight differences between the content of these twelve news articles in terms of the macro- and micro-structural levels of discourse features.
Keywords: critical discourse analysis; ideology; Iranian newspapers; Tehran Times; Iran Daily; Iran News