ASMITHIAN DISCOURSE INTERPRETATION OF INDIAN NEWSPAPER EDITORIALS IN ENGLISH

1Naila V A, Dr.P.P. VIJAYALAKSHMI

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Abstract:

Editorials are opinion makers of a newspaper which provide a professional manner of argument on a particular issue or problem to promote a critical thinking among the readership. Each editorial varies from the other in terms of several factors- the issues it deals with, the features it makes use of, the way the language is used and how it influences the public opinion. Usually a pro-active solution to the problem or issue to make the condition better is what these editorials aim at. Discourse is a study of how we employ the language beyond the sentences. Discourse modes bridge the gap between the textual sentences and the abstract structure that it presents. Subjectivity, surface structure presentation and the features that the discourse modes have in common are my concerns of study. This paper takes a bird’s eye view on the newspaper editorials from various newspapers to see the archetypes involved in it and also read it based on discourse analysis.

Keywords:

editorials, public opinion, discourse analysis, archetype.

Paper Details
Month5
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 10
Pages121-127