Role of Concordance of Lexicon and Collocations in Indian Newspaper Headlines on Pulwama Crisis: A Critical Discourse Analysis
Keywords:Collocation, Concordance, Identities, Ideological Representation, Perceptions, Semantic Devices
The purpose of this study is to analyse critically media headlines of leading Indian e-papers during the crisis of Pulwama phase igniting from 14th of February to 31st of March 2019. The study has included five newspapers from India. The research has examined role of concordance of lexicon and collocations for angling news headlines. The research design is qualitative in approach. For the analysis of news headlines Fairclough’s 3-D model (1992) is employed to expose ideological representation through semantic devices (concordance and collocations). Theoretical framework includes selected features of Paul Chilton’s Model of Deictic Space Theory (2004) like, Proximization, and Wieczorek’s (2013) Clusivity to analyse the text. The results give deeper understanding of indian journalistic discourse that shows Concordance of use of words like terrorist/s, attack, JeM, dangerous and phrases like punishing Pakistan, threats of surgical strike, reflects the trend to be so grave and lethal.
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