Ideological Discourse Analysis of the Functions of Feedback Comments on Online Reports of Socio-political Crises in Nigeria
This study examines discursive strategies in online news feedback platforms and their possible impact on readers‟ opinions and ideological perspectives. It argues that discourse forms and patterns in these platforms tend to reveal subjective value judgments, and these have the potential of moulding public opinions and social attitudes. Data comprises 201 reader comments collected from online...
Published at Covenant Journal of Language Studies (CJLS)
Published in 2013
Ajiboye Esther » Esther Ajiboye (PhD) lectures in the Department of Languages, Covenant University, Nigeria. She holds a PhD degree in English (Critical Discourse Studies/New Media Communications), and is a vibrant scholar whose research applies the principles and theoretical provisions of Critical Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, and Sociolinguistics. She is specifically involved in studies in relation to... view full profile
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