Polarized Discourse in Pajhwalk and Kabul Times news

Author: Mohammad Naeem Wisal
Teaching Assistant Prof, Pashto Department, Education Faculty, Paktia University, Afghanistan
Email: nhasaand@gmail.com
Doi: doi.org/10.52132/Ajrsp.e.2022.34.3


The main purpose of the study is to investigate about the conceptual structures of polarized discourse coded in the reports of two online Afghan news Pajhwalk and Kabul Times, this study focuses on the online news reports relating to the peace. The main and hot issue in the news nowadays are peace in Afghanistan. This investigation probes to find answer for the following questions: Does the claim of Van Dijk’s (1998, p.33) conceptual rectangular expose the use of ‘polarized discourse’ in both sites?, If yes, is this ‘polarized discourse’ drew in positive lengthy performs like quotation patterns and labeling?. The analysis of this report is conducted within the framework of Critical Discourse Analysis. The structures of the principles of the polarized discourse are drew through quotation and patterns and labeling. This study concludes with the discussion on how both websites establish a dichotomy of ‘we’ versus ‘them’. Moreover, the reports of every site minimize the other through what is named 'Missing News'.


Polarization, Quotation patterns, Labeling, CDA, News, Conceptual

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